(My friend's been out of the hospital for a few days now. She made it up to work to get her check without oxygen the other day, so she feels she's improving. If the doctor releases her, she'll be back to work on Wednesday, at least part time, I'd guess.)
"Mrs. A, do you need your eye drops tonight?"
"No, my eyes are feeling fine. All I need is some goodnight sugar and I'll be ready to sleep."
So I closed my drawers and locked my cart and went to give her a hug and a kiss.
There aren't many jobs out there where hugs, kisses and laughter are desirable. You can't get this stuff working at McDonald's or in an office cubicle. They might pay more in cash, but they can't touch it in emotional dividends.