Kindness Daily: A Warm Embrace And Presence

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A Warm Embrace And Presence June 5, 2012 – Posted by lovelightbug
It was a usual day at the hospital.

I was running around doing what I needed to get done for my patients. Then I stopped in my tracks because I could feel my cell phone vibrating in my pocket. I almost always keep my phone on. In the event of an emergency my family and friends can that way get in touch with me.

It was an emergency.

There was a death in my family. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t think. I was excused early from work that day, but came home to an empty apartment and didn’t know what to do next. I cried. I didn’t know if I wanted to be alone or phone my close friend. I didn’t know if I should have bothered my friend. Death is a sensitive subject for some people. Different people handle it in different ways.

What does one say? What does one do? After deliberating for a bit, I finally decided to just call my friend.

I was so glad I did. Without a second thought, my friend simply said, "I’ll be right over."

I opened the door and just fell apart all over again. But just having my friend there, holding me in silence, meant the world to me. Being there, and being present, meant so much during that difficult time. A hug and the presence of a warm and caring heart. In that moment, it was all I needed.

I am so very grateful for that.

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