Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Simple Pleasures. 1991.

She was a frail little old lady, down the A-side hallway of the acute medical floor. Making my first rounds on a crazy-busy unit, I entered her room to greet her and perform her first assessment for my evening shift. Is there anything I can get for you? "Please honey, if I could just have one slice of dry toast I would be so grateful (said in her frail little old lady voice). I've asked several people today and everyone was so busy. If I could just have a piece of toast I would be so happy."
Just a simple gesture to bring some joy to her day. She was so grateful for that little piece of dry toast. I still think of her occasionally.

1 comment:

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Awe..That was sweet! I sure hope you brought her a piece of toast.

I can't wait to see pictures of your garden. How is your daughter/my niece ?
I've been praying for her.
Luv Ya! Terrie

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