Letters to the Editor
Words meant much
To the Journal editor:
(Last) Saturday, mid afternoon, my wife and I walked in to the clinic at Bell Hospital (now changed to Express Care) to see about some help for an infection that I had been fighting.
As I walked toward the window another young woman was in front of me, registered, and sat down. When I returned to a seat after registering, the young lady smiled as I passed her.
No words were spoken then but upon returning from her appointment and leaving the area she said to me “I hope you feel better soon!” I responded, “Thank you and you too!” She has no idea how that smile and few words helped make my day.
It is a good lesson I think for all of us about how the little things like a smile and a few words of encouragement can help a person through a sickness or experience we’d rather not be going through at the time. I’ll call her Janice, although that may not be the name I heard as she was called in to her appointment.
So “Janice,” thank you for your smile and attention and hope this will encourage others to do the same.