I really believe it’s a calling

May started nicely, we had a few rainy days and many blooms. Everything that could turn green had outdone itself, and birds were so happy.  In the mid of May, we visited NYC. The trip was very enjoyable.

Before I knew it, May was gone, and we now are into the middle of June. June is different, mornings are pleasant, but it can be brutally hot in the late afternoon. The dry heat has been 5, 7 degrees above normal, as they say.

One day, I was in the patient room, my doctor was trying to decide whether I had food allergy, side effects of a medicine, or both. He explained that some of the obvious symptoms could be a result that might be an accumulation; that means it didn’t happen overnight or just a few days ago. I was surprised how the body and mind could adjust and try hard to stay on the routine track, and keep going until…

While was there, the nurse and technicians were in and out and moving from one patient room to another, either taking care of patients, providing medical care, and/or accommodate various needs.

When the nurse was in my room and things were calming down, I said to her, “Caroline…” She responded quickly, “Yes sweetie, what can I do for you?” I said, “You have done so much, Caroline. I just want to let you know that I always admire nurses for all they do day in and day out.” She was gracious, “Some of the problems we can figure it out, some we can’t, but we always do our very best to help.”

“It must take a lot to be a nurse.” I said to her. She paused a few seconds, then looked at me gently with a smile and said,”It’s a calling, like teachers, firemen, policemen… I really believe it’s a calling.”

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

~ Marcel Proust

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