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Christmas Roses

Le 17 juin 2016, 09:59 dans Humeurs 0

It was the afternoon of December 24, the day before Christmas; and as the newest hygienist in our office, I had to work. The only thing that brightened my day was the beautifully decorated Christmas tree in our waiting room and a gift sent to me by a fellow I was dating—a dozen long-stemmed red roses.

  As I was cleaning my operatory, our receptionist came and said there was a lady in the front office that urgently needed to speak with me. As I stepped out, I noticed a young, tired-looking woman with an infant in her arms. Nervously, she explained that her husband—a prisoner in a nearby correctional facility—was my next patient. The guards were scheduled to bring him to the office that afternoon. She told me she wasn’t allowed to visit her husband in prison and that he had never seen his son. Her plea was for me to let the boy’s father sit in the waiting room with her as long as possible before I called him for his appointment. Since my schedule wasn’t full, I agreed. After all, it was Christmas Eve.

  A short time later, her husband arrived—with shackles on his feet, cuffs on his hands, and two armed guards as an escort. The woman’s tired face lit up like our little Christmas tree when her husband took a seat beside her. I kept peeking out to watch them laugh, cry, and share their child.

  After almost an hour, I called the prisoner back to the operatory. While I worked, the guards stood just outside my door. The patient seemed like a gentle and humble man. I wondered what he possibly could have done to be held under such conditions. I tried to make him as comfortable as possible.

  At the end of the appointment, I wished him a Merry Christmas—a difficult thing to say to a man headed back to prison. He smiled and thanked me. He also said he felt saddened by the fact he hadn’t been able to get his wife anything for Christmas. On hearing this, I was inspired with a wonderful idea.

  I’ll never forget the look on both their faces as the prisoner gave his wife the beautiful, long-stemmed roses. I’m not sure who experienced the most joy—the husband in giving, the wife in receiving, or myself in having the opportunity to share in this special moment.

9 Advantages Of Having A Pet

Le 7 mars 2016, 02:44 dans 寵物 0

Everyone is in search for friendship all through their lives and the best form of companionship comes in the form of animals DR REBORN, that is, pets. Cats and dogs are the most preferred of the lot. However, nowadays people have birds and other animals as their pets too.

 

If you have pets, you must have realized by now that they become an indispensable part of your lives and you treasure every moment spent with them. But if you don’t own one, then this article will give you enough reasons to do the same.

 

1. Are great companions

As said earlier, a pet can give you utmost companionship at all times. Your pet, though silent, takes you to another level of friendship. Its just being there seems enough for you. For someone who lives alone, pets can be a solace. Children and old people who are often alone at home can have a good time with their pets.

 

2. Keep you active

Whether you are jogging or going for a stroll in the park, your pet can always keep you company. If you like to work out, you can take them running with you. Simply put, your pet will help you in being active.

 

3. Help build character

A pet needs to be taken care of. It needs to be bathed, groomed, fed and there are other such responsibilities that you need to look after. All this will help you in character building, as you will not only learn to do these lovely things for your pets DR REBORN, but in the long run also learn to take up responsibilities on your own. Children can be taught discipline, responsibilities and organizational skills by handling pets.

 

4. Teach you patience

Handling all these responsibilities also makes adults and old people cultivate patience. Bathing your pet, grooming it, feeding it, all require lots of patience. Thus, having a pet makes you responsible as well as a calm and patient person.

 

5. Improve health

For old people, having a pet is a relief as sometimes they pour their hearts out to these silent souls. Pets can help to relieve the boredom, loneliness and stress that is common among aged people and be wonderful companions. Pets reduce the chances of old people going into depression. They even help to improve their health if they are going through any emotional trauma.

 

6. Help in making friends

Owning a pet makes you do activities such as taking it to the vet, going for a walk, etc. Thus, you get to meet other pet owners and end up asking queries to each other about your pets. In this way, you make acquaintances who then gradually become your friends.

 

7. Improve family bonds

A pet can quickly and easily become a member of the family and when tensions rise, pets, especially dogs, are known to intervene. Thus, they also can be great stress busters in stressful situations.

 

8. Improve your mood

Whether you are sulking or unhappy, your pet will always make you happy. If your bird sweetly chirps at you or your cat rubs its paws against your hands as you enter home, won’t it instantly cheer you up?

 

9. Pets for the disabled and aged

For old and disabled people, pets are great companions as well as modes to relax their tension. For the aged, pets can provide them company and play with them. For the disabled, pets cultivate a sense of self-esteem in them.

 

So if you were still unsure about keeping a pet DR REBORN, this article should surely have helped you to think otherwise.