I had scheduled a diagnostics appointment for myself. I waited in the waiting lounge of the hospital which was empty due to Covid restrictions.
When I finally went in for my appointment, I saw the nurse dressed up in her protective equipment from head to toe. She looked very tired and exhausted. I could see she was sweating too. At that moment I knew how hard it must be for her to perform her routine work while wearing the face shield, mask and the overall apron.
I greeted her with a warm smile and asked her how her day had been. Once we finished the test I thanked her for the wonderful job they were doing by continuing to work in such hard times. I told her how grateful we were to have such a great healthcare support system in these challenging times.
She looked at me and smiled, and really appreciated the recognition.
Sometimes kind words is all we need to make someone’s day.
~ Khushboo Gupta