Humanity and Warmth on Display

IMG-20191116-WA0001I haven’t written for a few days now. It isn’t because I haven’t wanted to blog, but rather because I really want to find the right words.  I have a lot to say, but not sure I can do it justice.

My girlfriend lost her mother early this week. This is a tragedy.  Though I did not have the chance to meet her mother, I have been lucky enough to hear about her.  By all accounts she was an intelligent, funny, hardworking and earnest woman.  Her recovery from what had been expected to be a fatal stroke only proved her tenacity and strength.  She is gone too soon and she is missed.

My girlfriend, despite her belief to the contrary, is a well liked person at work. As such, many people went out of their way to offer support, wise words, condolences, deep hugs, and meals of chicken and potatoes.  Being far from home, my girlfriend has had to rely on less than her normal support network.  I hope we have been enough.

This week’s Perfect Moment is the warmth in people. I have seen it before, but each time it reminds me not only of the humanity in all of us, but also the capacity to want to help others.  Despite being in a job in which this is supposedly ingrained, it isn’t always on display.  It was wonderful to see that people could really rally for her.

 

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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4 Responses to Humanity and Warmth on Display

  1. retrodee says:

    Sorry to hear about your girlfriend’s loss.

  2. Jinjer says:

    Oh I’m so glad people are rallying around your girlfriend. And I’m so sorry for her loss.

  3. Sarah Warsi says:

    My deepest condolences to your girlfriend’s family, Anthony.

  4. Hunida says:

    I am sorry for your girlfriend’s loss, Anthony. It warms my heart to hear everyone was there for her.

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