It was most likely just a random chain of images; an unconscious game of thought association; I’m really not sure. Somehow, I remembered something from back in 1994.
It was the evening before I was to have surgery to repair a deviated septum that had bothered me for years. My schnozolla would finally be fixed and breathing would be easier (unfortunately, it was botched and made even worse but, whatevah!). I was a nervous wreck (insert clucking chicken sound here). 🙂 Never big on operations and, having had a bad experience from a previous one, I was feeling very stressed.
Suddenly, I received a phone call from a friend. Though a great guy and a person for whom I had a lot of respect, he wasn’t someone with whom I spoke often. He had apparently, through the grape vine, heard about my upcoming surgery and had called to wish me luck.
“Jes’ wanted to let you know we’re thinking of you and praying for you” he said.
Wow — that was cool. I really appreciated that. I was still nervous about the operation. I was still scared. But, you know…it sure was nice to know that someone — especially someone I didn’t know that well — would think enough to call and let me know he was rooting for me.
And, funny; I remember that 17 years later.
You never know what small action you take that could really touch someone. The funny thing is, we probably think about doing these kinds of things quite often but usually don’t take the action necessary to make it happen. I certainly don’t as much as I could.
What kind, encouraging thought might you have that you could turn into action today, and perhaps really give someone a lift? Even if they don’t remember it 17 years from now, or even the next day, it doesn’t matter.
It’s the thou…err, the action that counts.
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