Wednesday, June 4, 2008


One small cardboard box ... $2.25
One small roll of Duct tape ... $4.27
One small razor blade ... $1.19
The feeling of accomplishment and cool air blowing into my room on a 90 degree week .... Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I'm living in Columbus OH while on my last clinical for PT school. I'm living in an apartment with no central air, but there was a window unit provided. This is the heaviest/ dirtiest thing you have probably ever seen but I was determined to use it when I looked at the forecast for this week which is in the 90's every day! So I pulled the thing out ... almost breaking my back ... shoved it in the window and realized that the side panels that are supposed to cover up the remaining open space in the window do NOT work!!!! Now what?!?!? So I decide the find the nearest Home Depot to find something the fill the ~22" by 15" hole in my window! Praise God. I found the nicest man at the store that directed me to the cheapest/easiest solution. I then returned home to cut, bend and tape my solution into the window hole! Mission accomplished!!!!!!!!!! Cool air is pumping into my room at this very moment and it is priceless! So what does this have to do with God working in our everyday lives??? EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come one people!! God sent me the nice man at the store ... taught me patience ... gave me the gift of ingenuity to solve the problem ... and graced me with the means to buy the materials I needed to fix the problem! But not only that, God gave me a new perspective on cool air! He has helped me to appreciate it that much more and empathize with those that don't and won't have cool air pumped into their rooms this week or all summer long. You see I know that there are millions out their that don't have this luxury, I've even helped a few rebuild their home, but when you leave and go back to our everyday lives we forget about how good we actually have it! We take for granted so much! Last week one of my patients died of cancer ... her life was Priceless!! She was a feisty one and would often put up a fight to participate in therapy and tell us to go away, but when she stopped fighting and just said "I can't it hurts to much," I realized that we had taken for granted her feistiness. May we alway remember that no matter how much someone fights with us or gets on our last nerve, their life is priceless. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, And may the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and all the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Please pray for her and her family.
Keep the Faith,