THERE ARE UNSUNG HEROES AMONG US, PEOPLE
WE DO NOT KNOW WHO SAVE OUR LIVES.
There are unsung heros among us,
people we hardly know who save our lives –
nurses in the hospital, some working at night,
pumping out the lungs of critical patients,
who do not remember these saviour
nurses in the morning.
I watched them working for two
hours, working on this man who was on the
very edge of death. And saving him.
You see, I was the patient in the other bed.
And I was watching closely
There are social workers who perform
selfless tasks, to those clients who are too
stupid, perhaps, to know they are in
need. These ladies, women and girls
(for each woman is all three)
give without ever being asked to give.
They do what their clients, for
whatever reason, are no longer capable
They do these thankless and sometimes
quite dirty tasks.
I am astounded by their generosity.
I am made humble by their gifts. I don’t
know how to thank these gals. And there
are some men, too, who work in the
I want to say a public thank you to these ladies
touched with grace, these unsung heroes who
attended me and so many others anonymously.
I have nothing appropriate to give in return,
no diamonds, no cars, no rubies… I have nothing at all
except these words..
Thank you, with all my heart.
From me and all the rest of us.