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You have the Power!

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,

a listening ear, an honest compliment,

or the smallest act of caring,

all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

I picked this card because of it’s simplicity…and most of all, because of what it says…yet again, another reminder that we are all connected my friends.  As yesterday’s post was about sharing, I want to continue in that vein because we all have the POWER to TURN A LIFE AROUND ~ EVEN OUR OWN!

I’ve experienced this kindness multiple times in my life ~ those soul stretching pockets of time that stand still in our memories ~ because they change something within us.

Nazrin was a nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering who changed my life in an instant.   When given the news that I was to have a mastectomy, I was brought into the room to meet one of the nurses who would be helping me along the way.  I was not expecting this news so I was shocked to say the least and having to make a lot of life changing decisions without having time to process the information of the upcoming surgery.

I felt alone, in despair and confused…weak and saddened and so unsure of everything.   My husband and I were simply shocked.

I was sitting down and Nazrin came in ~ surveyed the situation and immediately smiled.   After introducing herself to my husband and to me, she did the most remarkable thing ~ so simple, yet so powerful…

She took my chin in her hand and made me look at her.  Staring straight into my scared eyes, she gently said to me,

“You can do this ~ I know you can.  I will do this with you.”

Yet another person in my life, a stranger at the time, told me that they believed in me…and that they would do this with me.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much it meant to me.  In fact, I don’t think there are enough words to properly explain that feeling.

“I will do this with you.”

Yes, I have Faith and yes, I have a loving husband who has supported me without fail…but a stranger?

I can confirm that true to her word, Nazrin was always there for me during my journey and I am forever grateful.

~ Always Remember ~

You have the Power…