Lucky DuckI was experiencing a lot of pain several weeks ago, not sure what it was and being a weekend, I couldn't book an appointment with my doctor.
At the urging of my husband I finally decided to go into emergency at our local hospital.
It was discovered that I had a kidney stone making it's way down the pipes causing the excrutiating pain.
While I was laying on the gurney in the emergency ward I looked around at all these white miserable faces around me....some in a lot of pain, some weeping, a lot of them elderly.
At that point while the pain killers were taking effect on me I began to realize how utterly for granted I had been taking my life....how really lucky I actually am, how completely selfish of me to complain about anything. I also began to think of how I treat people, how I could remember other people being in pain, or telling me of their painful memories, and me just fluffing it off, or even being slightly annoyed.
I now realized how unfortunate those people were and how I should have been more understanding and helpful.
I guess it takes something like going into a hospital ward and seeing how so many people are so much worse off than you to make it really sink in.
Anyways, I'm okay now...all taken care of, and I know at some point I will most likely forget again how fortunate I am....but for the moment I'm determined to always try and help people and to be more understanding.
Thanks for reading.
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