Just happy to be alive

I read editorials and letters just about every day, and I've come to the conclusion that some people just aren't happy: The governor said this, the Senate didn't do that ... whine, whine, whine.

A while back, a local newspaper came out with a positive article about my family's sauce recipe. That was a shot in the arm.

The following day, I was leveled by a heart attack and whisked away to Central Maine Medical Center for 11 days.

After more than a week home, I have to ponder about the luck of the draw. My luck was simply having the best team of surgeons, doctors, technicians, nurses and specialists that I've ever seen. They didn't just monitor and operate, they cared, they nurtured me back to a new lease on life.

Friends from away visited — a former employer, cardiac volunteers, my wife (several times).

I was eager to leave the hospital and, when I did, I missed the place.

So, I'm going back — just to visit, to say hi and thank the most caring human beings I've ever met.

Now, for those people who are thinking of writing a letter to the editor — think about how lucky you are to be able to whine. Someday, just maybe, you will find something good in your life that will make you happy.

Pete Morin, Newry

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 's picture

I spent 8 days in CMMC's

I spent 8 days in CMMC's cardiac ward early this spring. Everyone I dealt with was great. A great bunch of people that really care. I also missed all of them when I left.

I agree with this writer, people need to whine less and be more positive. Count their blessings. One doesn't have to look far to find someone worse off than them.

Again, Great people at CMMC's cardiac ward. It was a life changing event for me.

David  Cote's picture

Thanks Pete for the shot in the arm

Great letter and a great attitude to have. Sounds like you have a lot of people and things in your life that make you happy. More power to you, mate and best wishes for future good health.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Your first paragraph pretty

Your first paragraph pretty well describes most of the country, Mr. Morin. We've become a nation of whiners. Everything offends somebody, and usually, one individual's discontent, when heard by some liberal politician, will be cause to affect the lives of thousands of others. That's the way it's become.
You, sir, have the right attitude. Good luck.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Dear Pete: Well said and best

Dear Pete:

Well said and best wishes. Stay happy, stay healthy.

Cheers,
Mark Gravel

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