I know not everyone is a coffee drinker but if that is the case, switch out the word coffee for another caffeinated beverage of choice.
Now close your eyes and see that beverage in your mind. Can you smell it? Taste it? Does it brighten your day? What about 50 munchkins from Dunkin Donuts?
Well this past weekend I decided my next Act of Kindness for my Be The Change Series was going to be delivering a Box o’ Joe and 50 Munckin Donuts to the local emergency room nurses station. I was shaking like a leaf nervous that their policy or heightened security would lead them to turn me away.
I mean you had to buzz the intercom to be let into the Emergency Wing. What was I going to say? I stood their for a minute trying to figure it out. Fortunately all I had to say was Coffee and I was buzzed right in. I may have fumbled the whole spiel about what I was doing and why I did it but the smiles on their faces when they knew I was leaving the coffee was so genuine and heartfelt that I almost cried. Yeah, I may be a little on the sensitive side. There were two nurses at the station and after talking to them for a bit a few came over joking about taking it all.
The thing is, I did want to be a Nurse at one point and I know how important their role is in helping save lives, making people feel less scared, and just plain explaining what is happening. I have landed myself in the Emergency room a time or two and I never really remember the doctors but I always remember the nurses.
So in thanks to all they do everyday to help others I figured they deserved someone to help make their day a little better. Even if it is just with a coffee jolt and a sugar rush!