Yesterday when I picked up my prescriptions for the month, I also got a Shingles vaccine. I have to admit it stung and is still sore, but it is better than getting Shingles. Due to having chronic illness, the pharmacist asked me to wait 5 minutes before leaving to make sure I did not have any reaction.
A blessing before getting the shot was seeing my friend from Iran. She is a university student studying to be a Cardio Vascular Ultrasound Sonographer. It is always good to see her if she is working when I get my prescriptions. She works part-time as a Pharmacy Tech.
She came here five years ago with her parents and siblings as refugees from Iran due to religious persecution. They are Mandean. She and her family are my friends. I always enjoy visiting their home.
I tutored her in Spanish for her Spanish class. We laughed a lot as we studied. In two more years, she will graduate and being working in a hospital.
Just going out and about to run errands gives me opportunities to experience small blessings. In the morning, I hadn’t planned to get my refills, but the thought occurred to me while having coffee with a friend to do so. By following through on that thought, or should I say prompting, I was able to reconnect with my young friend and discuss visiting the family.
So even though the shot stung a lot, I am glad I went to the pharmacy yesterday. But I did not get a sticker or candy for getting a shot. Kids are do lucky. 🙂
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