It’s hard to describe with words what I felt this morning at the clinic when one of my patients after I finished patching him up, stood up, put his hand on my shoulder, looked at me in the eyes and said: “thanks for looking after me, and the other patients out there, you guys are doing a great job”.
He said that even though, I knew he was in pain and had been bleeding out in the waiting room for almost 3 hours while waiting for his turn.
He knew we were doing the best we can, I saw it in his eyes and I appreciate that.
Got the same feeling, sometimes while teaching, after the class some students will say “thank you for your lesson, it was great”, they knew I had spent long hours preparing it and I looked up the material I knew it would be interesting to them.
Or in Australia, while driving the bus, it actually meant a lot to me that the passengers went that extra mile (not literally), before getting off, and said “thank you driver”, it made me feel proud of being their driver.
And while I’m cooking at the stall, once a customer said to me “that was a great meal, thanks a lot for that”
he was just being polite, but for me, it meant a lot more than that.
A sincere gratefulness can go a long way into making someone’s day a joyful one.
So don’t forget to do your best at being polite and giving your best compliment to those that take care of you or make your life easier.
Also to those ones who don’t, especially to those ones who don’t, so you can learn forgiveness and understanding also.
so, thank you so much for reading this and let’s practice being grateful to everyone today!