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