Today I tried to give the gifts of patience and gratitude. Last night I was wakend suddenly by an extremely sharp pain in my eye which lasted for several minutes. The sever pain subsided but the eye still felt very sore and sensitive to the light. So first thing this morning I called my eye doctor and they said to go into the office and they would fit me in between other appointments. I was very grateful for their concern and flexibility. My husband drove me in and we discovered that there was a very full office. After checking in, I sat down and waited for over an hour. I did mly best to remain patient and chatted with the other people in the office. Finally I went up to the front desk and asked them how much longer they thought it would be as my husband needed to go to work in the afternoon. They apologized profusely because they had forgotten me. (Since I did not have an appointment, they had forgotten to write my name on the schedule). They called me in within the next 5 minutes and after a thorough exam, the doctor could not find anything really wrong with the eye. He said it did look a little irritated and that perhaps something had gotten in it causing the pain and irritation. He gave me some eyedrops to relieve the irritation. When I left I thanked everyone for their care. The receptionist again apologized for the delay and I sincerely told her that it was no problem and I appreciated all they had done.
There is a small coffee shop next to the eye doctors office, so on my way out I stopped in there and bought gift cards for doctgor and his staff and put them in a thank you card which the coffee shop will deliver to them.