Tuesday, May 11, 2010



I want to share with all of you the meaning of true love

It was a cold morning of winter when I was at the fag end of my night duty as a junior intern in the local hospital.

I was looking forward to complete my duty at 7.30 am and head home to nice cozy bath a sumptuous breakfast and 6-8 hours of sleep before the triad of the next day.

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when a reticent elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an
appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch now and again when I decided that as I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On examination, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning.

He said no, he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired about his wife’s illness and her health.

He told me she had been in the nursing home for quite sometime and she was a victim of Alzheimer's disease.
As I dressed his wound we started conversing with each other. I asked if his wife would be upset if he was a bit late. He very coolly replied with a melancholic and stoic look in his eyes that she no longer knew who he was and she had not recognized him for the past five years.

I was bewildered and surprised and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?'

He smiled as he patted my hand and said, 'She doesn't
know me, but I still know who she is.'

I had to hold back my tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arms, and thought,

'That is the kind of love I want in my life.'

True love is neither physical, nor romantic.

True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one that comes along that has an important message. This one I thought I could share with you.

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

I hope you share this with someone you love and care about.

I just did.
'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain…………..

Cheers and Keep Smiling

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