|I love this photo from a trip up North in April, I thought it was quite apt for this post!|
This week I was at the hospital where I visit the wards and find out if the patients have anything they'd like to hear when the programme is broadcast. A lot of the patients are happy to get involved and tend to have a request or two. This week however, I visited an older lady who was genuinely excited at the prospect of having a song played just for her. She took a while to mull it over and ended up requesting a hymn. Before I left she told me how grateful she was that I had popped by and what a lovely idea the Hospital Radio was.
I totally agree with her, the Hospital Radio is a lovely idea and for me, it's a nice opportunity to speak to a whole range of interesting people. I always try to go in with a really positive attitude as I guess a lot of the patients will be feeling down but never have I had a patient be quite so happy to see me as this lady was.
Now I've been feeling pretty sorry for myself recently, a result of a combination of shorter days and ever increasing piles of university work but it was so nice to see how I could really brighten someone's day by taking some time out of my own and just being happy.
As cliche as it sounds, life is too short to focus on the negatives all the time and you never know how your positivity will affect someone else.
So, whenever possible, I hope you are able to smile and be happy, it might just make someone's day.
Lots of Love