My daughter has lived in Baltimore for many years now and works for a large medical facility
there that sees hundreds of patients per week I am sure. She finds it amazing when patients
come in and recognize that she is from the Eastern Shore. How? The accent. And we
don't even realise it. The ones that recognize it are the patients from the good old Eastern
Shore. Talking to them about things "down home" makes her not miss home so much and I am
sure puts the patients' worries about themselves at ease for a while.
In a world like today, when things seem to be spinning out of control, people
don't seem to care about each other, except with criticism, and there is no kindness
from anyone somedays, there is the exception.
My daughter called me today to tell me that a patient from the Eastern Shore
had been in and asked her, "when was the last time you read one of these?".
She looked at it and responded, "Not since I last saw my mom." He had
handed her a simple thing as the Daily Times. Something from the good old
Eastern Shore! Though this person is ill, traveled
hours away, he thought enough about someone else and did a simple act of
Simple as that! Kindness. Nice word and the results of its actions are
rewarding. Try it tommorrow. Then try it the next day. You might be
surprised if in return someone is nice to you.
The world isn't a bad place all the time. And the world isn't filled with rainbows and
pleasant sunshine everyday. But if everyone practiced kindness at least once a
day, every day, it might seem like it...........if only for a little while.
Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. ~Author Unknown