Stories of Kindness from Around the World

The Effect Of A Written Note

--by gardengal10, posted Dec 31, 2016
I have been in an active adult fitness class since I retired from work. There was a charming, delightful member of the group who always put a smile on our faces. Two years ago her husband became seriously ill and after having been released from hospital needed nursing home care....for two years.

She has spent most of the days of those two years at the nursing home with him for a good portion of the day. She didn't answer emails, so on occasion I would send her a note and she would reply with an update on her life.

Recently, members of the class wondered what she was doing. I dropped her a note and received a reply today. She was so tickled that we still thought and cared about her. A month ago, her husband was allowed to come home. She has a good caregiver for him who arrives early in the morning. She wants to know when our fitness class picks up again after the new year.

I'm so pleased that I wrote and so pleased that she may have the opportunity to return to class.
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Readers Comments

mindyjourney wrote: How wonderful! Thank you for reaching out to her and keeping her in your thoughts :). Special blessings to all who are caregivers <3.
AndiCas wrote: That's such a cheering read. Thankyou for sharing and thankyou for keeping this lady in your thoughts and taking action on them.
patjos wrote: She will have something to look forward to next year for. Thank you.
Rajni wrote: You care for her so you are care giver too. Thanks for sharing. May God bless you.
Mish wrote: Beautiful caring ❤️
leoladyc728 wrote: that is so wonderful that her husband is home and that she can rejoin the class. It will be good for her to get out.

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