GREETINGS AND GOOD MORNING!
SOMETHING TO THING ABOUT
A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down – a famous song is a truth.
A SLIVER OF LAUGHTER IN EVERY DAY will transform the journey and life is a journey.
The very elderly man had not spoken for many months and the nurse who cared for him in the nursing home genuinely felt for him and was both proficient and kindly but he sat, outwardly contented, but totally silent.
One morning, she tripped, and a tray of plastic cups upended and an assortment of brightly coloured containers rattled and bounced around the room. She watched them for a moment and then with a rare moment of spontaneity from this dedicated woman, she burst out laughing, clapped her hands and said, ‘Oops!.
The old man laughed. She looked at him. His face was transformed.
Every day from that time onward they would share a few moments simply to laugh together. She would act out pantomime situations and in every way found her time with him was more joyful than proficient.
She was with him on the day he died. She held his hand and clearly heard him laugh and say ‘oops!’ before he closed his eyes.
A moment in time but a memory to last forever.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. MAY WE ALL IN OUR VARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES FIND A SLIVER OF LAUGHTER.