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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thankfulness Thursdays {5}

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Sometimes you see some certain things, that will be stuck in your head for a long time. If not forever... One of those things, I saw today.

During my lunch break, I walked over to the bakery. I wanted to get something to eat. When I arrived there, I stopped in front of it since 2 women ran out, waving and yelling something. I looked through the windows of the bakery, and then I saw it. A woman, laying on the floor, looking more dead than alive. And a man, performing CPR. I heard the ambulance coming. So I kept on walking. Knowing the situation is under control and there are people taking care.

I was in shock after I saw that. I might see it in my dreams again tonight. I´ve seen CPR way too often in my life I think, even though I´m not a doc/nurse/paramedic. And I was the one saving a woman´s life performing CPR to her as well:

A couple of months ago (it might have been last year around that time), I was in my old hometown, walking home to my sister´s place after a night out with my friends. I don´t know why (my buddy God might have had something to do with that though...), but I didn´t take the straight way home, even though it was way past midnight. I decided to walk a bit downtown. So I made a right instead of walking straight on. 

After a few meters, I saw a bicycle, laying in the middle of the road. As I walked closer, I saw a woman laying next to the bike. And that was when my autopilot took over I guess. I called 911, and since I took a first aid course for a few weeks shortly before that happened, I still knew exactly what to do. I was checking if the woman was still breathing, checking her pulse, her throat to see if she threw up or anything.
People walked past me and made stupid comments instead of asking if I needed any help... After I checked everything, I knew I had to start performing CPR. And even then, none of the people walking past us offered their help.

After a couple of minutes, a man finally stopped and took over doing the CPR. I was sweating and tired and my arms already hurt. Then FINALLY the ambulance and police arrived. The paramedics took care of the lady, and the police started asking me what happened....

After I told them everything, they were getting ready to leave. But the lady´s bicycle was still laying there in the middle of the road! So I asked them to please take the bike so nobody would steal it during the night. I didn´t know how the lady was doing, but I knew as soon as she feels better again, she would be happy to get her bike back. So that´s what they did. 

And me? I finally walked home to my sister´s place. Yep, I walked. Nope, the police didn´t offer to give me a ride in the middle of the night.... 

At least they gave me a call a couple of days later, letting me know the lady made it and she´s doing ok again! 

Now you might think: What does all that have to do with the "Thankfulness Thursdays"? Seeing or being in situations like that, makes you realize that any minute, any day, it could be YOU laying there, somewhere between being dead or alive.

So today, and actually every day, I am thankful that God wakes me up in the morning, and is watching me during the days. 
"If I never live another day
 If I never see another smiling face
 If I never breathe another breath or take
 Another step I want to say Thank You

 If I never hear what's to be heard
 If I never speak another word
 If I never see another sight or taste another bite
 I want to say Thank you

 Thank you for all that you've done thus far
 Thank you for being the God that you are
 Thank you for food on my table I know that
 You are able, I wanna say Thank you

 If I never take another walk
 If I never have another talk
 If I never hear another voice or make another choice
 I wanna say thank you

 If I never scale a china wall or take a flight out
 And got see the Taj Mahal
 If I never find a special friend, If I never search the world
 Over and back again Lord I wanna say Thank you

 Thank you for food on my table
 Thank you for making a way
 Thank you for watching over me"
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Today I´m linking up with Ashley again. I love her "Thankfulness Thursdays".


4 comments :

  1. Such a great and brave thing to do!!! I am not sure I could have performed the CPR but I would have called 911 and stayed with the person.
    The only negative and awful thing is that people are just walking by without even asking to help. Unfortunately thats a common theme with this society.
    Thank god you were there!! I am really proud of you - and I don't even know you!!
    We need people like you!

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  2. What an amazing story! This is actually one of my biggest fears to have to perform CPR. Though I am sure the adrenaline rush would kick in--but you are a brave woman to take the initiative and save that woman's life. It makes me sad to think that we live in a society where people would just walk by. I am sure that lady is very thankful for YOU! Thank you for sharing and linking up today! Loved reading your story!

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  3. This was beautiful. I know we don't know each other, but I am still so proud of you for what you did for that woman. You saved her life. You saved her from possibly being taken advantage of. You saved her from losing her bicycle. I think that's so GREAT, and I wish more people would do that. I can't believe people just walked by. What is HAPPENING to the world? It's the same here, nobody wants to be the one to take responsibility. Thank God for people like you! People like you are what I am thankful for this Thursday. I understand why you are a little shaken up by what you saw today, seeing things like that are extremely hard and uncomfortable, and I am sure it took you back to what you went through.


    Lots of love, Sofie.
    http://strikeaprose.net

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  4. Loved your post and the poem at the end!

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Thankfulness Thursdays {5}

Source: etsy.com via Dee on Pinterest

Sometimes you see some certain things, that will be stuck in your head for a long time. If not forever... One of those things, I saw today.

During my lunch break, I walked over to the bakery. I wanted to get something to eat. When I arrived there, I stopped in front of it since 2 women ran out, waving and yelling something. I looked through the windows of the bakery, and then I saw it. A woman, laying on the floor, looking more dead than alive. And a man, performing CPR. I heard the ambulance coming. So I kept on walking. Knowing the situation is under control and there are people taking care.

I was in shock after I saw that. I might see it in my dreams again tonight. I´ve seen CPR way too often in my life I think, even though I´m not a doc/nurse/paramedic. And I was the one saving a woman´s life performing CPR to her as well:

A couple of months ago (it might have been last year around that time), I was in my old hometown, walking home to my sister´s place after a night out with my friends. I don´t know why (my buddy God might have had something to do with that though...), but I didn´t take the straight way home, even though it was way past midnight. I decided to walk a bit downtown. So I made a right instead of walking straight on. 

After a few meters, I saw a bicycle, laying in the middle of the road. As I walked closer, I saw a woman laying next to the bike. And that was when my autopilot took over I guess. I called 911, and since I took a first aid course for a few weeks shortly before that happened, I still knew exactly what to do. I was checking if the woman was still breathing, checking her pulse, her throat to see if she threw up or anything.
People walked past me and made stupid comments instead of asking if I needed any help... After I checked everything, I knew I had to start performing CPR. And even then, none of the people walking past us offered their help.

After a couple of minutes, a man finally stopped and took over doing the CPR. I was sweating and tired and my arms already hurt. Then FINALLY the ambulance and police arrived. The paramedics took care of the lady, and the police started asking me what happened....

After I told them everything, they were getting ready to leave. But the lady´s bicycle was still laying there in the middle of the road! So I asked them to please take the bike so nobody would steal it during the night. I didn´t know how the lady was doing, but I knew as soon as she feels better again, she would be happy to get her bike back. So that´s what they did. 

And me? I finally walked home to my sister´s place. Yep, I walked. Nope, the police didn´t offer to give me a ride in the middle of the night.... 

At least they gave me a call a couple of days later, letting me know the lady made it and she´s doing ok again! 

Now you might think: What does all that have to do with the "Thankfulness Thursdays"? Seeing or being in situations like that, makes you realize that any minute, any day, it could be YOU laying there, somewhere between being dead or alive.

So today, and actually every day, I am thankful that God wakes me up in the morning, and is watching me during the days. 
"If I never live another day
 If I never see another smiling face
 If I never breathe another breath or take
 Another step I want to say Thank You

 If I never hear what's to be heard
 If I never speak another word
 If I never see another sight or taste another bite
 I want to say Thank you

 Thank you for all that you've done thus far
 Thank you for being the God that you are
 Thank you for food on my table I know that
 You are able, I wanna say Thank you

 If I never take another walk
 If I never have another talk
 If I never hear another voice or make another choice
 I wanna say thank you

 If I never scale a china wall or take a flight out
 And got see the Taj Mahal
 If I never find a special friend, If I never search the world
 Over and back again Lord I wanna say Thank you

 Thank you for food on my table
 Thank you for making a way
 Thank you for watching over me"
______________________

Today I´m linking up with Ashley again. I love her "Thankfulness Thursdays".


4 comments :

  1. Such a great and brave thing to do!!! I am not sure I could have performed the CPR but I would have called 911 and stayed with the person.
    The only negative and awful thing is that people are just walking by without even asking to help. Unfortunately thats a common theme with this society.
    Thank god you were there!! I am really proud of you - and I don't even know you!!
    We need people like you!

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  2. What an amazing story! This is actually one of my biggest fears to have to perform CPR. Though I am sure the adrenaline rush would kick in--but you are a brave woman to take the initiative and save that woman's life. It makes me sad to think that we live in a society where people would just walk by. I am sure that lady is very thankful for YOU! Thank you for sharing and linking up today! Loved reading your story!

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  3. This was beautiful. I know we don't know each other, but I am still so proud of you for what you did for that woman. You saved her life. You saved her from possibly being taken advantage of. You saved her from losing her bicycle. I think that's so GREAT, and I wish more people would do that. I can't believe people just walked by. What is HAPPENING to the world? It's the same here, nobody wants to be the one to take responsibility. Thank God for people like you! People like you are what I am thankful for this Thursday. I understand why you are a little shaken up by what you saw today, seeing things like that are extremely hard and uncomfortable, and I am sure it took you back to what you went through.


    Lots of love, Sofie.
    http://strikeaprose.net

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  4. Loved your post and the poem at the end!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@grfrprincess), message me on Instagram (@anni_s) or email me. ~Anni