Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Motivation to change

If I ever needed motivation to move things around in my life, my volunteer stint this afternoon provided a kick in the butt. I was treatly rudely by someone when I called to tell them a patient had arrived and, only my concern for the patient kept me from just walking out. I understand being harried and overloaded, but it is not necessary to be rude. I informed the department staff I was not getting paid and therefore, did not have to take that kind of treatment. But, for that patient, and a few others that arrived later, I stuck it out. I feel so blessed that I have my health and faculties. I hope that, if I am ever at the stage of needing a caring soul to help fill out some paperwork, some kind-hearted volunteer is there with a smile.