Thursday, July 29, 2010

In Stitches - 55

Holding his throbbing hand,
he sat counting his stitches.
He understood that the pain
from the surgery
would only be temporary,
but hated the annoyance of it all.
One hand typing
slowed him down
and he felt useless
around the house.
Until he saw two
kind, little words
in a note -
Feel Better
she wrote.


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44 comments:

Brian Miller said...

bet that made you feel good...smiles. chin up...ever forward monkey. nice 55.

Stan Ski said...

Always nice to know someone cares.

Autumnforest said...

I loved that!

Me said...

Ooh, if this is non-fiction, and I suspect it is, I hope you mend up quick. Looks like you have people rooting for you! :)
-C

PS - When you counted, I hope you didn't find that there were "55" stitches...(sorry, couldn't resist...I do wish you well, truly!!)

g-man said...

Thats so sweet Mojo..
Your Kiddies are definately the greatest medicine
Loved your 55 Brother..
Have a Kick Ass Week-End, and see ya Sunday...G

Monkey Man said...

Uh, G-man, Mojo is another blogger. Old age must have you confusing me with someone else. Thanks for the comment anyway.

lime said...

ah, i've been in that situation. so glad you got such sweet encouragement. means the world, doesn't it?

clean and crazy said...

great 55, we could all use a little gratitude these days, i got one up this week too

gospelwriter said...

Ah, nice... bless the writer of that little note.

Subby said...

Nice. I feel a bit better :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

It looks like everyone is feeling good tonight. Cool 55 and everything is alright.

Susan at Stony River said...

A little kindness means everything sometimes, doesn't it? This captured it beautifully.

(I love the illustration!)

Mama Zen said...

This is so sweet!

PattiKen said...

I feel better already. And I bet you do too. See you Sunday.

Janna said...

Nice and sweet!

My word verification is "BUSIMO", which is what you shout (instead of Geronimo) when you're jumping off a moving bus.

Thanks for another 55! :)
Mine's posted right here.

g-man said...

I'm so sorry MM...
You are much more mature than Mojo!

Gillena Cox said...

hey i can so relate to this one; i'm recovering from a mole i had removed from my face, under local anesthetic, last Friday

much love
gillena

kavisionz said...

Awww...that was sweet...
But that WAS fiction, right?!
And if it ain't, then , well.. Hope you get better sooooooonnn... cuz the typos get bugging after a while ;-)

kavisionz said...

was jus kiddin'... get better soon alright..

Alice Audrey said...

Aw, sweet and thoughtful.

anthonynorth said...

The kind of note you want to find.
Nice one.

John's comments said...

So that's what the wife wants me to do! Just a fun 55 today!

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing how kind words can be the best treasure for changing the whole world view!

MorningAJ said...

That's lovely. Even two words can be very moving.

I turned nostalgic this week.

RNSANE said...

I'll be that did make you feel better. So I will add my "feel better" as well.

Take care! Mine is at:
http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/07/motherhood-flash-55-friday-july-30-2010.html

the walking man said...

Keep the hand out of the running food processor and
A) You won't be typing one handed

and B) the downside...you don't get notes reminding you that you are loved.

tony said...

Greetings.A Great 55!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

warm and fuzzy
mines up too

Tabor said...

Two little words...but big with emotion.

Caty said...

that was sweet of her. Hope the hand gets better!

Katherine said...

Oh no...my poor dear primate friend. I hope that your little monkey hand mends fast. A kind word when feeling sick or sore, goes are very long way. It's nice to know that someone cares. Get well soon!

Claudia said...

This is just sooo sweet!
We have a chalk board at home as well and sometimes i find a nice little note - and it makes my day...

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nice, nice, nice.
happy weekend.
jj

Life@Cee said...

Minor surgery is what happens to somebody else. It's major if it happens to me. I hope you're typing with 2 hands real soon.
Cee

Unknown Mami said...

Very sweet!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I want to know how you hurt your hand...or is this fiction?

I hope you feel better if it's not.

:(

Lulda Casadaga said...

I love those little notes...takes your mind of the pain. :)

magiceye said...

the best medicine!

jingleyanqiu said...

she matters,
her words are magical...
it makes all the difference.

fabulous 55.

Felicitas said...

Now that's love! If this is a "true" 55, then I hope you feel better soon too!

g-man said...

Monkey Man...I posted a Sunday 160. after all, it IS Sunday here in Michigan

Dianne said...

oh oh oh, yeah,
I am a certified hand therapist in a specialty Physical Therapy clinic... this is right on. take it further..

my 160 is up

hope said...

Ah, tis the simple acts of kindness which mean the most....like the words you left for me. Thanks!

Chris said...

Aw, that is so sweet. We have a little blackboard in my house too, although usually it says things like "Chris wants to watch a movie; do we have anything good?" or "Chris wants to know what's for dinner!" :P