Friday, June 29, 2007

Da Count- The Kindness of Strangers

It's been a crazy week. My mother-in-law has been here since Sunday and will be here a few more days. Also, as you know, my uncle has been in our local hospital even though he lives over 90 miles away. He became very ill while on vacation in our area and is just being discharged today. My cousins live near him and in Virginia so they have had quite the week as well, with travelling and being away from home.

My one cousin left the hospital late at night on Wednesday and found, in the middle of a torrential storm, that she had a flat tire. Mr. Lime went over to change it for her and we kept it at our house until we could take it to the tire shop for her the next day. Today when I stopped by my uncle's room she told me the service manager refused to allow her to pay for fixing the tire.. He told her just to take care of her dad and get home safely but if she felt she had to she could tip the fellow who did the actual work. She also told me about a nurse on the floor who seemed to go the extra mile to make sure her dad and the rest of the family was comfortable during his stay.

This week I'm counting Mr. Lime, the service manager, and the nurse who all went out of their way to help my family members in an emergency and extended time of need. A big thanks to each of them.

21 comments:

Brian said...

I'm sure you'll survive the MIL visit.

I loved what the service manager did. As Morgan Freeman (God) said in Evan Almighty, we change the world, "one act of random kindness at a time."

Have a good weekend dawlin!

S said...

Random acts of kindness. Gotta love that.

Glad Uncleji is doing ok.

Snow White said...

There is nothing that compares to a random act of kindness... I'm glad your family experienced several during their week of stress!

SignGurl said...

There is still beauty and good in this world. I'm glad your family got to experience it.

Top cat said...

Yes, let's hear it for good, caring people.:)
tc

goodthomas said...

This was nice to read, Lime. Even reading this, it seemed to be fiction, almost unbelievable, but I trust it is true. I will hold on to that.

Have a wonderful weekend.

jillie said...

It goes to show that even the smallest gestures are the biggest rewards!

There are still some good people left in the world.

Charles said...

As has been said before, there really are nice people. I think somehow you got missed in that count. Its OK, 'cause we'll count you.

Bridget Jones said...

OH man the stress, but how wonderful everything turned out in the end.

Sending you and yours tons of hugs ((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))

from your fellow PA person.

lecram sinun said...

The kindness of strangers is indeed a wonderful count, Lime. Of late I have been witness to a few more acts... hope this trend continues. Cheers!

snowelf said...

It's amazing what the kindness of strangers can do.

--snow

TorAa said...

OMG - what a week you've had.
Hope the weekend will be much more relaxing;)

Mel said...

oh jeez. Sorry to hear about your week but smiling at your ability to remind yourself of the simple good things in life that come along with all the other "stuff"
Hope your weekend goes well and everyone is healthy and out of your home in no time.

SIMPLY ME said...

Wow, that sure was some week you had, and how nice it ended with a little help from strangers. Don't see that everyday.

Charles in HK said...

Such great deeds... and Mr. Lime seems to be building a good deed surplus lately? Me likes!

Breazy said...

Hey Lime! Sorry I am so late getting over here tonight but I have been busy today.

Awww your family has been through the ringer this week. I pray that everyone has a healthy recovery!

MONA said...

Lime! Its a nice feeling when we see so many helpful & loving ppl around isnt it?
& you are such a wonderful person!

RennyBA said...

Always good to have those kinds of Florance Nightingale when you need them!
Wishing you a needed relaxing weekend:-)

airplanejayne said...

don't forget to pay it forward....

:)

G-Man said...

Uh OH TRINI.....

I feel a few dozen cookies coming, in the not too distant future!!

Great as always Michelle..xoxoxox

Hale McKay said...

A boring week - NOT - had you. Here's hoping you get a break in the coming weeks.

A nice and well deserved count.