Saturday, February 18, 2012

I can see clearly now the rain is gone...

To say I've been in a funk lately is a vast understatement. My patience is thin & my attitude needs a makeover. As we get into the busy season at work, I've been finding it harder and harder to paste on a smile after the millionth case of emergency vomiting. On an exceptionally trying day my manager handed me an envelope that was sent to the hospital & addressed to me. I planned on scanning it, but my scanner has decided to here is what is said.

*Outside of card*

"...for making my life suck just a little less. :)"

"Dear Mary,

My name is **** **** and I was in the Pediatric Emergency Room on **-**-**. I was there because I needed to have my appendix removed. I wanted to say thank you for EVERYTHING you did for me. You truly are the best nurse in the world! :)
You made me feel comfortable when I felt at my worst!
*Mary, Mary quite contrary*
I will never forget you!
-Your Patient,
**** ****


Thank you for making our time in the ER bearable. Keep doing what you do, you're truly gifted. **** ****"

I've been carrying around this card in my work bag ever since. It makes me cry every time I read it. Knowing that I made a difference on a person's horrible day is the greatest gift I could ever receive.

So, take the time to thank those who you are truly grateful for, it will make a world of difference on their day!


Michelle said...

Awww...that actually made me tear up a little bit. lol. That's awesome!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

It doesn't surprise me that you're so good at what you do, and that you're touching lives in memorable ways. You have a wonderful heart, Mary! I'm glad you have this reminder that makes you feel better.

So sorry about the funk. :(

Kristina P. said...

People in helping professions just don't get enough positive feedback. How nice!

Jessica G. said...

See? I'm not the only one convinced of your awesomeness.
And I'll try my hardest to let people know I appreciate them, especially those that don't often get thanked.


What a touching note. I have sent one of those myself when I had an exceptional nurse or helper. It does make a does to teachers too when we get those little reminders of why we do what we do.

Just SO said...

That is so great that someone took the time to send you that note. Sometimes it is the small things that really help out isn't it?