She didn’t know that on this ordinary Friday, she would create an extraordinary Friday for someone else.
My mom was having a root canal. And she was anxious and afraid. That combination doesn’t always set up a great environment for the endodontics team!
Jennifer greeted mom and helped her into the dental chair. I liked her right away. She was smiling. Patient. Kind. Focused on mom. And then Mom wanted to pray. Again. So I said a short prayer. Jennifer bowed her head and joined in the “Amen.” I had never seen that before! Mom was already feeling better.
The Endodontist was a woman named Dr. Boda. And just like Jennifer, she was kind, patient, and understanding. She explained everything she was going to do. She cared. I thought I’d died and gone to dental heaven.
Here’s what’s so neat about this…
Jennifer and Dr. Boda didn’t set out Friday morning to make a big difference in the world. They set out to do their jobs well. And they did. And in the “doing well,” they made a big difference to my mom and me.
I was reminded…
If you want to make a difference…
Show up and do your work well. And along the way, be kind. Gracious. Patient.
Later Friday afternoon mom asked me, “When do we go back and see those two girls?”
Jennifer and Dr. Boda had just received one of the biggest compliments ever given.