Day 116 – Thankful for Nurse Gigi

With all the health questions I’ve been having and insurance referrals that I’ve had to get for my daughter and myself lately, I’ve had a few opportunities to talk with nurse Gigi. She has been working at the same place for over 10 years, and is almost always the one who calls back when I call and leave a message.

I still remember talking to her years ago when my son, who is now in his first year of college, was in grade school and was having a lot of troubles with his asthma. She listened and let me know that she understood, as a mom, how I felt. She wasn’t just there to give me a chop-chop answer to my health question but to reassure me and help me feel encouraged, comforted, and cared for.

Nurse Gigi has always talked with me in a respectful way. She listens well, and I can always tell that she cares about us.

When I talked with her today, I took a minute to tell her how much I’ve appreciated all these things about her.

She said, “I was just doing my job.”

I told her that I was not trying to argue, but that I believe she goes over and above doing her job and that I believe she has made a difference in many people’s lives as she has in mine.

She let me know that she appreciated what I said, and then we took care of business.

I’m so glad that Nurse Gigi is still there and that I had the opportunity to thank her today!

Today I am thankful for nurse Gigi, for the fact that she goes over and above her responsibilities.

I’m thankful for her caring, kind, encouraging, and reassuring spirit.

I’m thankful for all the times that she has lent me a listening ear.

And, I’m thankful that she has made a difference in our lives.

What about you? Is there someone in your community that goes over and above in their service? Have you ever taken the time to thank them? How would/do you feel if someone took/takes the time to thank you for a job well done? Does this motivate you to try to encourage others?

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