Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Today's Blog Theme -- Kindness

Just be kind. Smile at a stranger. Open a door for someone.


A story about kindness. I had to go to the ER alone (Rick had to stay with Zack at home) and I was in agony. My back was killing me and I hate our ER. One doctor to I think 26 beds, and I'd been there hours. I just couldn't hold the tears back anymore and trying not to do the "ugly cry" (you know that cry?) I wiped my tears on my shirt because apparently emergency room waiting areas aren't required to keep tissues.


As I sat there with my eyes closed, I felt arms go around my shoulders. A pretty lady about in her late 60's was looking at me with kind, compassionate eyes. "Are you here alone?" she asked.


I nodded, speech still not being a viable option yet.


She then said, "Well, you don't know me, and I don't know you, but I know sadness, and you looked like you needed a hug."


And that's when the tears and the ugly cry started. I couldn't believe someone I didn't know would give a damn about someone sitting by herself. She didn't know if I had something contagious. She was just .... kind.


12 comments:

  1. What a sweet thing to do. So sorry you had to be in pain to experience it though. There are bursts of sunshine sometimes. Thanks for sharing. I need to reach out more. It matters.

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  2. What an amazing story! Glad to see you're writing again!

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  3. Aw...how sweet of her! Looks like you were visited by an angel. :) Sorry you are not feeling good. Sending you hugs and lifting you up in prayer.

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  4. How awesome of that lady. Hope you are better now.

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  5. That is a very sweet story although I am sorry you had to find such kindness in the emergency room.

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  6. I'm so sorry you were there alone, Lori, but glad your guardian angel sent you a hug.. what a sweet lady, knowing just what was needed! xo

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  7. Sorry to hear that you had to go alone but I am pleased that someone was there to give you a hug when you need one.

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  8. Kindness is such a simple thing to share with others and I truly does make a difference. Lori Dear I am so glad that kind lady gave you the hug you needed. Our world needs more kindness.

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  9. Sometimes in our darkest times God brings angels to us. Many times I have been on both sides, the one hugging and the one with the ugly cry. Sorry that you had to be there but glad that she was able to be there for you

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  10. That is the truest sense of the word kindness - taking a moment to care for a complete stranger. I am certain you both felt better. So glad there are people in the world willing to chance an encounter to show love and kindness. Hope you're feeling better Lori.

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  11. Sounds like she was an angel, there for you at just the right time. Hugs are wonderful, even if they hurt a bit - a true human sign of caring. And caring is something we all need! Hope you are doing as well as possible.

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