Making a Difference

Have you heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words?” Well, it proves so true in the hospital setting.

A couple of years ago, I was a patient in the hospital.  Having undergone a hip replacement, I was eventually transferred to the Rehabilitation Unit.  Within hours of being there, I found myself having little strength when toileting and constantly falling backwards, hitting my head on the pipe behind me.  Quickly acknowledging this dilemma, my Patient Care Technician resolved this issue by using towels and masking tape to wrap around the pipe for my safety.

To this day, I have never forgotten that small act of kindness.  Words can be extremely powerful, but as in this case, actions can even be more memorable.  May this illustration serve as a reminder to who we are and what we do can have a greater influence than what we say!

Let us pray:

Lord, thank You for the different acts of kindness You bestow on our lives—whether directly or through the generosity of others.  May we always strive to offer kindness to others—being Your servants to Your people.  In Your name we pray this, Amen.

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