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Food for Thought... Have you seen it?

Received this from someone who I never expected would consider this  
important..... Tried to send this once. Don't think you received it .  
Am trying again.
Cathy, west central IL, z5b

>    How to Dance in the Rain
>  It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman  
> arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a  
> hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.
>  I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be  
> over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him  
> looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another  
> patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so  
> I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove  
> his sutures and redress his wound.
>  While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another  
> doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The  
> gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to  
> eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health. He told me  
> that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of  
> Alzheimer's Disease.
> As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.
>  He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not  
> recognized him in five years now. I was surprised, and asked him,  
> 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who  
> you are?'
>  He smiled as he patted my hand and said,
> 'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.'
> I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm,  
> and thought,
>  'That is the kind of love I want in my life.'
>  True love is neither physical, nor romantic.
> True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and  
> will not be.
> With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is  
> one that comes along that has an important message. This one I  
> thought I could share with you.
> The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything;  
> they just make the best of everything they have.
>  I hope you share this with someone you care about.
> 'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the  
> rain
>   Do not worry about tomorrow,
>  for tomorrow will bring worries of its own.
>  Today's trouble is enough for today.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

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