A Thought to Begin the Week
(From My Facebook Page on Friday)
Eight weeks ago today.
I was outside the operating room lying in my hospital bed waiting to be wheeled in for open heart surgery.
Was I a bit nervous?
Is Matzah unleaven?
They told me I wouldn’t remember much from that day and I really don’t.
But I remember that moment before I went into the operating room.
A man was cleaning the hall.
So early in the morning.
As he came near my bed, he paused from his daily task. He came close to me, looked at me with the kindest of eyes, put his hand on my shoulder and gently said:
“You got this, friend.”
I felt an immediate sense of strength and hope.
I bet he does that every day for people as he cleans the corridors of the Cleveland Clinic.
And I bet he doesn’t even realize what he does for people.
I will never forget that.
I will probably never see him again but I can forever repay him by trying to always be that kind of person.
That person who reminds another that they are stronger than they think.
That they are loved in this world.
That they “got this”.
That they have a friend.
G-d bless him.
-Rabbi Victor Urecki