Tins of Chocolate with a Smile...
--by sonrisa, posted Sep 20, 2006
I told him it would be great if we could think of a fun way to show our gratitude -- in the whole process of going through a major surgery, the nurses are often the people who get overlooked the most and aren't thanked enough for the compassion and care they give to each patient. My Dad had a great idea -- he asked me to bring along some cute decorative tins of chocolate from London for all of them.
When I arrived at the hospital, I had my first opportunity to tag Kara, who my Dad had told me earlier was so sweet and had spent almost 36 hours caring for my Mom over the past 3 days! It really made her day to receive something as small as a tin of chocolates to show how much we appreciated the wonderful care she was providing to my Mom.
Each day after that, we tagged her daytime nurse and evening nurse and you could see that this small act really made their day. Nurses really are the true heroes of the process of recovery and it was so nice that this situation presented us with a unique opportunity to thank them directly for their service to others.
3 cheers 4 the act of kindness..