I dragged my feet getting to my eye appointment this morning - and that’s nothing new.
I am perpetually late for my eye exams because of the stress that those exams cause me.
Since the whole one in a million thing that forever changed the way I see the world, I get incredibly stressed out when it comes eye exams.
And FTR, I HATE BEING LATE for anything because ironically, beings late stresses me out.
The practice I go to is large, has offices in three states, and the staff at my office understands the stress I feel (and every other patient they see,) and are always incredibly kind.
I drove faster than I should have and I was still 20 minutes late - and they still welcomed me with smiles.
My eye pressure was great, digital scans looked good, and my Doctor was all sorts of happy and positive.
At the end of the appointment when he asked me if I had anything I wanted to discuss.
I mentioned that it was #SpareARose time again and that Valentines Day was next week, and that for the cost of one red rose, (actually, it's cheaper than a red rose -at least where I live,) they could save a life of a child with diabetes in need of insulin.
I reminded them that if they went to SpareARose.Org, they would find that the cost of one red rose ($5,) would provide a bottle of insulin (a 1 month supply,) for a child in need.
So even if my Doctor bought his wife 11 roses - he could provide the 12th in the form of insulin - and printout a Certificate(s) of Awesome ~
Dr Eye: And if I donated $10?
Me: That would provide 2 bottles of insulin, and $15 dollars would provide 3 bottles of insulin, etc.
Me: Thanks - that would be great - a little goes along way and $5 really does save a life.
And as the PA walked me out, she told me that I could count on her to participate and help spread the word and closed with, “it’s such a terrific cause, how could I not?”
She laughed and told me not to stress.
And as I sit here at my computer, still anime eyed and looking like I’m hopped up on the goofballs, I am thankful for all sorts of things, and feel happy and blessed to be able to pay it forward via #SpareARose.