Sunday, December 12, 2010

Compassion

This past year has a difficult year for me physically. It has been a year that has made me ever more aware of suffering in the world. Around us every day there are people who are suffering physically and mentally; they go about their lives doing the best they can. This year has made me so very aware of the need for kindness, gentleness, and compassion.

I have insurance and a loving husband and daughter. But so many these days do not. How could I have paid my $35,000 hospital bill if I did not have insurance?? How would I have been treated if I had no job and no insurance? Even if I were to find a doctor to test, diagnose, and treat me, how much more worry and stress it would have been if I had to find a way to keep the bills paid. There must be a better way to provide healthcare.

1 comment:

Sawyer said...

Hello, Florence. Robert Whitcomb has a wonderful new article about art and Alzheimer's. Enjoy!

Art and Alzheimer’s: Another Way of Remembering: How the life and death of the Chicago painter known as Hilgos helped bring art — and a better quality of life — to Alzheimer’s patients. http://www.miller-mccune.com/health/art-and-alzheimers-another-way-of-remembering-25996/