Little gifts make a big difference
I was at work one day and had ordered some lunch only to discover my wallet wasn’t in my bag. Worried, I apologised to the staff and promised to be back shortly, as I had hopes that my wallet had fallen out in my car. As I was searching my bag one last time a women leans across me and says, “I’ll pay for that.” I replied that I couldn’t let her do that, but she just brushed my protest off and said it was her do-something-nice day, and she was trying to earn brownie points for heaven. As I thanked her profusely my heart soared – what a wonderful thing to have happen!
As I walked back to my ward I just kept repeating “thank you, thank you.” I shouldn’t have been surprised that the universe would take care of me in that way, but I was, and it gave the rest of my day the most beautiful glow. I’m sure my patients notice the difference!
Oh, and my wallet was found safely at home by my fiance!
I’m very grateful to that woman for reminding me of the huge joy one little gift can bring. And for saving me from spending the rest of my shift hungry!