Every day brings something new, and I’ve lost count over the years of the number of times I’ve said. “You couldn’t make it up if you’d tried.”
Three weeks ago the heavens opened and it rained and it rained.
As you approach our village, we have a great big puddle that appears on the road side after a heavy rain storm, but this day it wasn’t a puddle... it was a lake!
I was in our home oblivious to the devastation all around me.
Yes the river just beyond our gates was high, but I’d seen it higher. So I never gave a thought to how much water was on the roads.
The door bell rang at the allotted time for my first patient and when I opened the door
my mouth opened and I burst out laughing,
There on the door step my was my patient!
Half dressed, or should I say undressed!
He had no shoes or socks on - he didn’t even have his trousers on, he was carrying them!
He had shorts on, but he said he would have stripped to his underpants if he’ hadn’t had his shorts in the car.
(I never did ask him why his shorts were in the car?)
He just smiled at me and asked for the loan of a towel to dry himself off!
And then we both laugher.
Apparently the puddle was now a lake about two and a half feet deep. He said the water almost reached the bottom of his shorts as he wadded his way through it.
Two cars were stuck up to their bonnets, so he left his car on the dry side of the road and wadded through the water, then walked down the lane to our house in his bare feet to get to me.
Now, that’s what I call a determination, and a real ‘want’ on his part to get well.
He said there was nothing going to stop him from having his treatment.
He said. “ Hell or high water was not going to keep me away from seeing you”.
I wish all my patients were that focused and determined to get better, then I would know they would all do well.
This dear Soul will get better, his whole perspective on life is so positive.
He has what my dear old healer taught me nearly 40 years ago now.
He’s Positive, He’s Patient and he most defiantly has Perseverance.
The 3 P’s from my first book.
Blessings to him.