Today as I was walking the halls of this hospital, I heard a wailing, child-like, out-loud cry coming from the room next door to where I was and my curiosity called me to the door of that room and peeked in. I softly knocked on the open door and the faded blue eyes looked at me over thin, shaking, fingers and slightly nodded consent. I walked toward her and began the soothing sounds a mother makes to quiet a baby. I asked her if there was anything I could do, she asked me to call her son, but couldn’t remember his number. I have been here for four days and I have only seen him visit her once, and that just for a few minutes. She is so sad in that room all alone. Did I cheer her with my prayer? Then the nurse that was having a really bad day did it help her at all when I asked her if she would like for me to bring her some lunch? What about the nurse that came in to change one of the IV bags in our room and needed to talk, was I helpful when I told her I would pray?
I have been trying to brighten the corner where I am, I wonder if I have done it? What are you doing to brighten someone’s corner?