The Thank You Note
It's rare that I actually get one of these, but when I do, I cherish it more than gold. Out of 3000+ patients a year, I figure I might get a half dozen thank you notes, mostly from the elderly. Their rarity makes them more precious, I suppose. If everybody wrote them, they would probably be taken for granted.
When you're feeling a bit down, nothing warms your heart more than reading a thank you note from a patient. This one is particularly special to me because this little girl went to so much trouble to make it; pasting two different colors of paper together and drawing a picture of her stitches.
What a little angel.