Being kind by writing a thank you note to a helpful stranger:
I’ve just started a new treatment plan with a private clinic and am having a few tests to try and establish the root causes of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
After carefully studying the comprehensive and specific instructions for one home-based test, my brain-fogged mind felt rather confused and I needed some help and guidance.
I knew I had to call the clinic but was feeling reluctant as I didn’t want to bother them.
I also didn’t want to appear paranoid, or pernickety, or dumb!
But as I’m investing quite a lot of money into this treatment plan, I want to make sure I do everything I can to ensure optimum results.
It took a few times to get through to the clinic, which fuelled my anxiety as I knew it meant they were busy.
But when I did get to speak to someone, she was simply fabulous.
In her soothing Welsh tones, she patiently and kindly answered all of my questions, which were actually completely validated, and gently talked me through the whole process.
What a relief!
As well as thanking her on the phone, I knew I wanted to thank her in a special way.
I wanted to show my gratitude to her for being so kind and patient and helpful. And that I appreciated the time she spent talking me through everything.
So I wrote her a little thank you note on the back of one of my ‘you are amazing’ postcards and included it in the package.