So a very nice elderly lady we know from synagogue took a bad fall and broke her leg really badly…like in half.
She put up on Facebook that she had undergone surgery, had a metal rod and plate inserted in her leg, and was recovering in the hospital–and she wanted visitors.
My wife saw the message on Facebook, and we ran over to the hospital to see how she was and spend some time with her to try and cheer her up.
Considering how badly she had been hurt, she was actually in amazingly good spirits.
A couple of her neighbors were there in the hospital visiting her as well.
One of them had actually heard her screams from the backyard where she had fallen by her pond and had helped keep her from going into shock, cradled her head in her lap, and called for rescue services.
When I commented how amazing she was and that she was a real hero pointing to the heart–she said it was really nothing, and went on to say”
I have two hearts!
And she pointed to one on the left and one on the right.
I thought to myself that really we should all have two hearts like that to care and to give to others.
One heart is us alone.
Two hearts are when we join with others.
“Two hearts that beat as one”–one for caring and one for giving. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)