Every day throughout the week I wonder what I’m going to write in my blog post. But this week was a no-brainer. I pride myself on not being a frequent visitor to the hospital but this past Thursday I found myself in the ER.
This sudden, abrupt trip to the hospital really showed me the unpredictability of life. I was feeling fine about four hours before I was supposed to be at work and then the pain came. It was dull at first and then kept getting worse. By the time it was time to leave for work and I saw I couldn’t keep any food down, I knew it was time to call in and say I couldn’t make it. I called in and a fellow producer arranged for someone to pick me up from my apartment and take me to the ER. One of my awesome co-workers took me to the ER and another one came as well. Can I say each of these people worked an 8+ hour day then stayed with me at the hospital an additional six hours. Phew, talk about making a girl feel special.
It’s always my policy to look back at experiences and see if I can learn from the bigger picture.
1.) I need to drink my fluids. We’re supposed to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day and I was drinking roughly 0.5 glasses a day!
2.) Always treat people nice, you just never know when you’ll be at their mercy. Sure, any decent co-workers would have taken you to the hospital, but would they have stayed? Would they have tried to make you feel as comfortable as possible?
A few scriptures (all NIV) on how to treat people, friends or not:
“‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12: 31)
“If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: whoever loves God must also love his brother.” (1 John 4: 20-21)
“Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles do not let your heart rejoice.” (Proverbs 24: 17)
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you...” (Matthew 7: 12)
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