By Good News Network
Wednesday, June 23, 1999
An E-Mail Conversation
June 24, 1999
Good Morning Dave,
A thought for today:
We heal each other all the time, and don't even realize that we're doing it. Healing comes out of a very simple human relationship - knowing your life matters to another person, and connecting to something larger and unseen.
-Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
(And it applies to us here, because much of what you send to me heals something in me - in the moment I read it.)
Most gratefully Yours,
This quote particularly reminds me of something that happened to me at one of the darkest times in my life - nearly twenty years ago now - I went crazy and was hospitalized.
I was terrified.
As I was being taken up to the ward in the elevator one of the two attendants said to me, "Your name's Dave? My name's Dave too...
Don't worry - you'll be alright - we'll take good care of you."
This simple kindness from a fellow human being had a major impact on me.
As the saying goes, "Don't miss a chance to be kind -
you don't know how many chances you've got left."