It’s 9 p.m. and all four of my little blessings (Squiggy, Loggy, Boppy and Moo) are finally in bed.
It’s a Tuesday night, which means, I am laying in my bed anxiously awaiting the premiere episodes of NBC’s ‘This is Us’ — i.e., the show the makes me sob every single week and my husband lovingly laughs at me because of it — and NBC’s newest medical drama, ‘New Amsterdam.’
‘This Is Us’ was good, and ended with a cliffhanger, per usual. I think I only teared up once! As we move forward I’ll do deeper dives on TIU, one of my favorite shows.
But now it’s time for ‘New Amsterdam!’ This show follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director, who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.
As I lay there munching on tortilla chips, desperately wishing I had a bowl of queso to dip them in — this momma is on a no dairy, no soy diet as blessing No. 4, Mr. Moo, has terrible reflux — I got caught up in the question Dr. Goodwin kept asking his patients and staff, “How can I help?”
Four simple words, and yet so powerful.
I began thinking about all the interactions I had that past week. I know I did the everyday-mom-helping thing and my husband and I assist each other regularly. (I am blessed with one heck of a teammate. M&M for life.)
Then I thought about one of the moms I met at the birthday party at a local homeless shelter a few days prior.
You should know that besides my obsession with TV dramas and the Bravo network, I am passionate about birthdays. I run a nonprofit, Beverly’s Birthdays, that provides birthday cheer for children experiencing homelessness and families in need. (Feel free to check us out on our Do-Goodery homepage here during Season 1.)
Okay, back to the mom at the shelter. She was tired, exhausted, and stressed. She was sharing with me her story and I could just see the weight of the world on her shoulders. I looked at her and said, “How can I help?”
Confusion. Caution. Hesitation.
“I could really use a comforter,” she said.
“Done,” I said. “I will mail you one tomorrow.”
Relief. A tiny little weight was just lifted off her shoulders.
Four simple words.
So … How can YOU help?
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