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Author Topic: Strangers made my day!  (Read 978 times)

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Offline Texan38

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Strangers made my day!
« on: October 23, 2008, 01:37:54 PM »
I work at a clinic where part of my job is also scheduling patients with depression and anxiety for counseling and today I met two wonderful ladies. The first was a 65 year old from the Virgin Islands, was brought here to live with her son and daughter in law. She's unappreciated and her daughter in law has even told her she's a "burden". As soon as she sat down, I smiled and introduced myself and as I was scheduling her appointment, she softly stated she was from the Virgin Islands. I stopped what I was doing and paid attention to her. I asked her about that and she began telling me such interesting and wonderful experiences she had. She made jokes, she would shyly smile, she had a gleam in her eye describing her home life in the Virgin Islands then she thanked me for listening and said I was "a good person" and said she could see I had "a good soul". I told her she was a very charming and fascinating lady. I scheduled her and she went on her way.
The PA came up to me and told me he had a lady who needed an appointment, be brought her to me, we introduced ourselves. We sat down, I started scheduling the appointment when she just began telling me about a car accident she and her daughter were in back in April. I gave her my full attention. She told me about, I have to admit my eyes welled up. Then she began telling me would volunteer for organizations to help people who have done drugs and with mental health problems but since her accident she's lost her way in life. I told her we would help her get back on track again.  Then she asked me, "So, do I need to tell you the same story when I see again for the counseling?" I smiled at her and informed her I wasn't the counselor, I was the assistant. Which she replied, "Oh, I'm sorry but thank you so much for listening to me. You have a very soothing aura. You're very kind" I smiled and thanked her.

I feel great today!
Compliments come so few and far between but when they do come, it's such a wonderful feeling!

Just wanted to share!

Take Care All!  :-*  :-*
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Offline Joe K

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Re: Strangers made my day!
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 01:42:06 PM »
Thanks for sharing. It is amazing what a little kindness can do and even nicer, when noticed by others.

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Re: Strangers made my day!
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 07:54:25 AM »
what a great day for you

ever concider counseling ?

                                loved to here about your day  :) ,


                                            i agree you are a good person .

                                                                     Karl
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Re: Strangers made my day!
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008, 08:43:30 AM »
Hey Tex, it sounds like you made the day of the two women as well. You're a gem! It's amazing how the simple act of giving someone your full attention can make a person feel appreciated, cared for and understood. All too often we only give others a small portion of our attention, while in the back of our minds we're thinking of what we're going to have for dinner or what's on telly tonight.

I'm glad the women thanked and complimented you. Keep up the good work - thanks for sharing!

Ann
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