Over the last couple of weeks my life has taken a major unexpected turn which at times has left me forcing a smile to hide the tears.
However, each day I see patients who have it so much worse than I do and
yet they still manage to laugh the
ir way through pain.
Last week I was called back into the examining room to teach a young patient how to say “G’day Mate”. She laughed, I laughed. She then went on to Google Aussie slang while receiving her chemotherapy treatment. She laughed some more.
This week another young patient laid on the table with his shirt pulled up over his head to hide his face, wiggling and dancing to the LMFAO song “I’m sexy and I know it” while the nurse accessed his port. We all laughed.
How can I not stay positive when I see these kids, their bright spirits shining through all their pain? It’s impossible not to.
In an environment that could be perceived as anything but happy, I’m so thankful that I get to experience their laughter, their contagious giggles that are impossible to avoid.
“Let your laughter sparkle like sunshine”