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Random And Not-So-Random Acts Of RA Kindness

Leslie Rott Health Guide February 20, 2013
  • We’ve all heard stories of someone in line buying something for someone else, or someone going to pay a grocery or lunch bill, only to find out that it has already been paid by someone mysteriously.   These are what are known as random acts of kindness.  They happen everyday, and some...

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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    Feb. 22, 2013

    Ooooh... I like the RA standing for something else, too!

     

    I smiled when you mentioned the pharmacy using easy caps. I use a small neighborhood pharmacy and they always do that for me. Wink

  • Leslie
    Feb. 22, 2013

    You are so right! Those small gifts of empathy have so much more value than words! Early on, when there was so little control over my pain and swelling, I met a friend for lunch, one I didn't see often. She knew that I was diagnosed and in treatment but we hadn't discussed how things were going and I hadn't seen her for a while. It wasn't a great day and when...

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    You are so right! Those small gifts of empathy have so much more value than words! Early on, when there was so little control over my pain and swelling, I met a friend for lunch, one I didn't see often. She knew that I was diagnosed and in treatment but we hadn't discussed how things were going and I hadn't seen her for a while. It wasn't a great day and when our salads arrived I struggled to cut mine and laid the knife down because of the pain. She gently put her hand on mine, said "May I?" and when I nodded, slid the salad over, cut it up and slid it back with a smile. No fuss, no muss. That she was aware enough to see my pain and difficulty while I tried to hide it and muddle through and that she offered what I needed and no more, not embarrassing me or making a big deal out of it, and feeling comfortable enough to do so meant the world to me. That's true empathy.

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