little things

‘Maybe it’s not about empty soda cans, who forgot to pay the light bill, or dishes in the sink. None of it matters in the end.’: Woman learns to stop ‘fussing about the little things’ after encountering old couple with Parkinson’s Disease

“I stood in the doorway of a restaurant as an old lady shuffled toward me. Her husband patiently held her as she repeatedly attempted to step. ‘She does great until she gets to a door. It’s Parkinson’s and it’s hard,’ her husband sweetly said.”

‘I showered and saw where my wife wiped away steam to see our baby in the bassinet.’: Man praises stay-at-home wife, says her hard work ‘does not go unnoticed’

“I literally just sat there, stared at the glass, and smiled. She can’t even shower without caring for someone else’s needs. My wife doesn’t get to clock out. She doesn’t get the satisfaction of seeing a check deposited for her hard work. This may be just a fogged-up piece of glass to some, but to me it means so much more. It’s the little things like this that don’t go unnoticed.”

‘I’m shaking. There is something I need to tell you,’ she stammered. I ushered her to the sofa. It felt like the air was sucked out of the room.’: Woman donates kidney to save friend’s husband

“‘Neil needs a kidney.’ I felt my heart drop into my feet as I replayed the last few months. Walking through our children’s school, she made the comment that she was so stressed it made her head itch. ‘What could possibly make you that stressed?’ I asked. I cringed as I remembered the last joking message I had left her.”

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