Hello one and all. Welcome back to another Thankful Thursday. Link up below and my pal Xmas Dolly and I will come visit.
Today I am thankful for knowing what to do. I know that may seem odd but bare with me a minute.
A friend of my Mom took us out for breakfast this morning to a local eatery called, The Coffee Pot. It was nice to be out for my Mom and I plus it was just beautiful.
Anyway, I was just about to get in the car when I turned to see an elderly man had fallen on the hard and uneven asphalt. I could see he was bleeding, so I grabbed a few tissues out of the back of the car.
When I reached him people were standing around but not sure what to do. I immediately grabbed the napkins other people were holding and got down on my knees to help this man. My adrenaline rushing I put the napkins on his bleeding forehead and pushed.
I started assessing if he was hurt anywhere else, which he said he was not. Someone had already called 911 so that was not a concern for me. I began talking to him, asking him questions and making sure he did not pass out on me.
Another person brought a wet cloth but I did not want to remove my hand. Insisting, I did and his head bled immediately. I pressed hard on his forehead again.
When the ambulance got there, I let them do their thing and went to wash my hands.
Upon coming out, I saw a woman whom I immediately thought to be his wife. No one was talking to her so I put my arm around her and assured her he would be ok but probably need some stitches. I tried hard not to shake because she was shaking enough.
When I felt she would be ok, I left and came back with Mom and her friend.
I am now shaking and needing to calm down but I know in my heart he will be alright.
So, long story short, I am grateful that I knew what to do to help out another person today.