1. What's a phrase your mother often said to you? If you're a parent, is this something you now say to your own children?
I have been blessed with many great teachers in my life. But the person I want to talk about is my dear friend, Mary, who I had lunch with yesterday. She is one of the many blessings that I have received through my blog. You can read about our first meeting here and here.
Mary is an ICU nurse at Children's Hospital in Boston. You can imagine how difficult that job is dealing with sick children and heartbroken parents. Just a few months ago, a friend of mine's son was a patient on that wing. That's one place no parent wants to find themselves. My friend said that Mary is the most caring and warm nurse, always giving the parent a pat on the shoulder and holding her patient's hand.
Mary treats her friends with the same gentle heart. She makes you feel like you are the most important person on the planet. When I ask her how work is, she always smiles and says fine, but I know deep down, it is tough.
Mary is a great friend and my unsung hero.
One of my longtime readers and friend, Beansie, sent me this beautiful quote. By the way, Beansie sent me the most delicous brownie recipe in the world last year. You can find it here.
Until next time...