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Don’t Wait Until You Feel Like It

By: Tammy A. Phillips

While my youngest sister was studying for her nursing degree, one of her classmates committed suicide.  This woman was not known to the other students.  However, their professor announced that the entire class would be attending this young woman’s funeral.   Many complained bitterly about tolerating this inconvenience for someone they did not know.  But the professor was insistent.

Begrudgingly, dozens of students showed up at the funeral home.  What they saw broke their hearts: only two women stood in front of the casket; no one else was present.   The women, who were the dead student’s mother and sister, turned around and almost collapsed with joy when they saw the uniformed nursing students.   They profusely thanked each one for taking time out of their busy schedules to be with them.   Mother and sister were convinced that others cared about their loved one. Continue reading

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