I've had a couple of them, both personal and professional.
Personally, my life changed about seven months ago when I took a home pregnancy test. It was a total surprise because I had been told that I would have infertility problems. I would think that if you were trying for a baby, it would be so exciting to finally get that postive sign. But for me, it was absolutely shocking and just shook me to the core. It was a welcome surprise though!!!
Professionally, it was the first time I had my hands blessed. I went to a Catholic university, and the week before we started our clinicals sophomore year, we had a "blessing of the hands" ceremony at the chapel. Our families and friends were invited to watch as each of us had holy water sprinkled over our hands. I'm not very religious, but it moved me so much. Each year during Nurses Week, our hospital chaplains come around to each floor and unit to bless hands, and I'm always first in line. As nurses, we literally carry our patients' lives in our hands, and every time I have mine blessed, I feel as if my hands are glowing, golden, and powerful. It's such a special feeling!