Since I volunteer at the emergency department at a hospital, I see different people with different illnesses & problems every time I work there. Today there was an elderly woman who was all alone and relied on a walker, so she needed help to go outside to the taxi. I decided to assist her.
She was so cute haha. When I offered her help, she said, “Okay, lead the way!” and so I guided her there. On the way, I asked her how her day was and how she was feeling, and she told me that she had a stroke that affected her eyes. The doctors said she should be fine though (thank God) but she still seemed worried. So I told her how my own grandma was fine after her first stroke and she smiled and seemed to brighten up.
Then we finally arrived at the taxi & the taxi driver helped her put her walker away. Before leaving, I noticed that the elderly woman was struggling to get into the taxi van, so I guided and lifted her into her seat and fixed her skirt to get her comfortable. She kept on thanking me in the process and when I was finally finished, she thanked me one last time. “Thank you so much for everything,” she said. “I will never ever forget you.”
The feeling I felt after hearing these words is indescribable. It felt amazing. It made me love what I do even more. What happened today is proof that small things really can leave a great impact on other people’s lives. I honestly didn’t really think much of what I did today, but someone did. It made me realize that even if you think your actions are small, simple, and insignificant, it can actually isn’t - those little thinks are what makes all the difference in another’s life.
Such a simple, clichéd life lesson, but it’s something people often forget and should always remember. Have a beautiful day folks :)