Updated: Jul 7, 2018
When I was in 5th grade, I got appendicitis. If you do not know what it is, it has to do with your appendix becomes inflamed and filled with pus. It hurts a lot! If you would like to read more about my experience, check out my journey through life and faith at my about page. I was rushed to the hospital because my stomach hurt so much. I started freaking out, especially when the doctors were pushing my hospital bed into the pre-surgery room. That's when I met Sarah. She was waiting for me in the room. She could tell that I was scared, given that tears were streaming down my face. Sarah started talking to me about everything. We talked about books we had read, what we liked to do, and what we wanted for Christmas. She showed me pictures of the surgery room and told me that the surgeons were actually smiling through their eyes, even though I couldn't see their faces through the masks. Just like that, her ray of sunshine shone through my storm cloud. I wasn't scared. Sarah even stayed by my bed during the whole surgery. Afterword, she bought some of my favorite books for me and left them by my bedside. I had never met someone like her before. Sarah helped me when I was freaking out. She reminded me that God was by my bed throughout the whole surgery with her. I like to think of Sarah as a guardian angel that God put into my life. God has a plan for each and every one of us. He puts people in different places to help others, just like he put Sarah by my side when I had my surgery. We need to remember to be that person for someone else. We don't know what is going on behind closed doors, so just being nice to somebody could change their life. We need to remember to be the ray of sunshine in someone's stormcloud.
Remember: Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply