Happy Wednesday Everyone!
During my weekend at my Writer’s Conference back in July, I had the best time meeting fellow Writers and Speakers. Many of them I continue to correspond with regularly. The other wonderful thing that happened from the conference is that we set up a Facebook Page for Graduates of She Speaks. Through that page, we are all getting to know each other better, even if we did not have the opportunity to meet one another amidst the 650 attenders as well as meeting new ladies! We have been introduced to each other’s blogs as well as the blogs we are all following. It is through this I have had the privilege of meeting Kimberly Rae. She has lived all over the world and has some amazing stories that I’m betting you will enjoy reading. You can read them here. She also has a book out entitled, Stolen Woman.
Recently, Kimberly has been going through some health issues that I can relate to. The idea of living with something that has no cure, or easy solution is at times overwhelming. I’m drawn to Kimberly’s honesty as she embraces this new phase of her life. I’m touched how she is sharing the ups and downs of living life differently now due to a change in health.
Kimberly has sent me a couple funny stories of her life around the world. I laughed out loud! You can read them below. Then I hope you will head over to her blog www.stolenwoman.blogspot.com and read some more! Enjoy…
At a hospital in third-world Bangladesh, the nurses have some interesting difficulties to face when trying to treat people who have little or no medical knowledge.
One day a woman came in with an ear infection. They gave her some antibiotics and sent her on her way. She returned, however, complaining that the medicine did not work. She felt just as badly as before.
The nurse asked her some questions. Finally, the nurse thought to ask, “Did you swallow the pills?”
The woman looked at the nurse in astonishment. “Swallow them?” she said. “No, I put them in my ear!”
This is a true story, told to Kimberly Rae during her years in Bangladesh. Kimberly has since lived in Kosovo, Uganda and Indonesia, where she had an unpleasant encounter with a shrew . . .
We had not been in Indonesia long when one night we heard scurrying sounds and realized a shrew (like a rat with a really long nose) had come to visit. My husband, Brian, got a broom and started hunting the creature down. He chased him into a corner. “I’m going to scare him out of the corner and then get him,” he told me.
I was standing several feet away, holding a mop, ready to shoo the thing back toward Brian if it tried to escape.
Brian used the broom to scare the shrew out of the corner, then he swung high and WHACK, slammed the broom down.
I shrieked and ran. Brian couldn’t understand why. He’d gotten the shrew, hadn’t he?
What he did not realize, however, was that he’d actually decapitated the thing, and its head had come flying through the air to bounce of MY BARE FOOT!
Let’s just say that, after that, I was much less inspired to help him out when it came to rats!
Kimberly is the author of Stolen Woman, a Christian suspense novel on international human trafficking. Find out more at www.stolenwoman.org.
I hope you enjoyed the above stories. Take the time today and tell somebody near you a funny memory. Everyone could use a laugh—anytime!
And don’t forget, that not all your antibiotics are applied directly to the affliction! Jus’ sayin’!!
…and that’s all I have to say about that!