Man Thought He Was Having A Bad Day Until He Saw This

A Boston man’s post describing a humbling encounter at a hospital has touched many on Facebook recently. He describes an experience that reminded him that everything is a matter of perspective, and we should all be mindful.

Read his post below.

Yerevan Boston

So I come out of Mount Auburn Hospital, after a check up on my fractured finger, and start walking to my car. This kind woman and I come to the staircase door together, so I rush to open it for her. For that split second I forgot that my finger was broken, and I hurt myself opening it, both physically, and emotionally as I looked weird trying to open it.

It was kind of funny now that I think back. She smiled, thanked me, and went in. I followed her up the stairs. I was holding my hand in pain and feeling a little down, thinking, I have to wear this splint for weeks, here goes my summer full of activities that I had planned… then life checked me… as I was feeling down, I looked up.

I noticed the woman I held the door for, now holding it for me as we were parked on the same level.

She looked weak opening it too, but she didn’t have a splint. Her finger was not broken, and the door wasn’t exceptionally heavy. She was wearing a very warm hat on her head, and she had no hair.

In fact, she had no eyelashes or eyebrows – she was going through chemo.

That one second that I felt sad for having pain in my finger, all of a sudden became irrelevant. What is she going through? Her whole body hurts, her brain is buzzing, she can’t think straight, what about her relationships, appetite, family, worries…. ah… the tentacles of cancer are all around her. Will she pull through? I hope she does. Everything is relative in this life. We are living better than millions of others, and others have it better than us – but only according to you, not them.

Reality is what we perceive it to be. Everyone’s battle is unique, whether physical or mental and universe has no time to feel bad for you.

I wish her a healthy recovery with all my heart.

God gave me 10 fingers, it’s okay if one has a wittle booboo for some time.


Perfectly put. We can all benefit from remembering this in our everyday lives.

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