When I used to work for a little computer shop I handled tech support calls all day, 75 - 100 calls everyday. Communication was the biggest problem. The conversation usually went like this: "Mack the little round thing isn't working anymore It just quit, I can't do anything!" …. "What little round thing?" .. . "You know, the one next to the button." … "What do you mean you can't do anything? Do you mean the power went off or do you mean aliens have tied you up" …. If I wasn't getting anywhere in about 3 minutes, I knew I was going to have to go there to fix it.
I've got a little experiment I do with my wife. If I've got something I want to do, Dinner, movie, buy a big screen TV…something like that, I think about it real hard and wait for her to say "Hey let's go see a movie" or "I think you should go buy that big screen TV, I've got just the place for it ". Now maybe I talk in my sleep or something, but it seems to work more often than you would think. Every once in a while she looks at me says "OK let's go" …"go where?" … "To the movie, didn't you want to go to the movie?". .."Well yeah, but" …"Let's go!" That's really weird, cause I can't remember if I really asked her or if I just thought about asking her.
God's like that: When bad things happen to us there's always someone that comes up and says "I know how you feel" and then they tell you some story that's kinda like yours. But really they don't know how you feel. They would have had to live your life, had the same relationships and be in the same place. They would have had to be there, to see what you see, and know what you know. They can't do that, how can they know how you feel. God knows, he's been there all along. From before you were born, he's known you, been with you. He's loved you before day 1.
Maybe I've got a memory problem instead of a communication problem? What's that stuff you're supposed to take for that?
How about saving a kid's life!!
When you give Platelets it's like giving St Jude $700 - $1000. If we don't give them, they have to buy them.
Giving Platelets is like giving blood, it just takes longer (1 1/2 hours) and you get all of your blood back (so you can do it every week if you want) . I know it's a long trip to go all the way down to St Jude, but you may be saving a kid's life . plus you get to watch a movie while you're there. Call Kim at 901.595.2024 and she'll setup an appointment and treat you like family. Just tell her you're from Hope.
Directions: From Poplar, turn north on Third Street, then right on Lauderdale/Jackson Ave (first right after you go under the expressway). Enter through the north guard gate (you'll see the Danny Thomas Pavilion. Gold top).
Tell the guard at the gate that you are here to donate blood. The guard will instruct you where to park. You will then enter the hospital by the red side door closest to the blood donor parking lot. The Blood Donor Center is in the southwest corner of the hospital on the ground floor.
Appointment times are generally available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Except on Tuesdays they start at 9:15am.