I recently had a client whose wife had just been killed in a horrific motor vehicle accident, and they had 5 children - 3 of which were being treated at Sick Kids Hospital. Talk about putting your own life in perspective pretty darn quick!
We all meet those people in life, those that make a difference in your life, those angels along the way.
While waiting at the hairdressers, I met a remarkable woman who had just completed a clowning course. Yep, she wanted to become a clown. Remember Patch Adams, that movie with Robin Williams? She had taken a Humanitarian Clowning course - from the "real" Patch Adams, in some distant land. She came back a changed woman, wearing fashion seal medical scrubs.
When I hear about those stories, it makes me want to don a red nose and a smile. For those of you already in the medical profession, I applaud your choice. And speaking of choice, how about those cool scrubs that can be found at http://www.blueskyscrubs.com . Life is truly about the choices we make.
After years of transporting clients and/or friends to hospitals, it always amazes me how those little angels stick out so clearly. Hospital waiting rooms are usually fully charged, high tension areas - and no one is really having a good time. But there is always at least one person you meet, that makes that ordeal worth it, or at least tolerable. That extra friendly nurse, the fellow mother who brought an extra drinking box she gives your uncomfortable child, the man who gives up the seat so both you and your kids can seat together. It reminds me to breathe, and step out of the moment. To be thankful to be in a place that I can receive medical care.
What angels have you met along your way? In what form did they take? How did they make you look at your life differently?