Surge In Kindness

The past week was a whirlwind of medical appointments — an MRI, blood draws, and consultations with actual doctors and numerous messages going back and forth through various “portals.” (No, I’m not going back to college to play football). I like to get my visits done at the same time, so I can quickly forget the admonitions to lose weight, eat better, drink less, and get exercise.

Despite the poking, prodding, and frankly, not-so-pleasant tests, one thing truly stood out — the incredible kindness of everyone involved. From the receptionists, to the nurses, to the doctors, and even the ladies who drew my blood seemed to go out of their way to be kind and caring. Check-ins went smoothly with no intrusive questions, the nurse put up with my poor attempts at humor and completely understood my fear of needles, and the doctors weren’t in a hurry and took time to answer every question we had, the kindness all week was overwhelming.

This morning’s meditation was on this surge in kindness. Maybe it’s a subconscious reaction to all the negativity in the news, but the outpouring of kindness felt incredibly intentional. In a world saturated with division, these interactions were a breath of fresh air. If it is such a reaction it is most welcome.

Their kindness serves as a powerful reminder to be a source of positivity in the world, one interaction at a time. Maybe next time, I’ll be the one offering a smile or a kind word to someone else going through their own medical marathon.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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