Donating Blood: July 20, 2021

Donating Blood: July 20, 2021

Just when I thought I knew of all the human mobiles from bookmobiles to pet grooming mobiles, I learned   there are also bloodmobiles.  I have never had the pleasure to visit any of the mobile services because I have no need for them.  Certainly, I have enough books to read so I don’t need any more.  Nancy grooms me at home, and as for bloodmobiles, let me just say, I don’t think so!

So, I am basically writing  about Nancy’s  experience of giving blood for the first time that happened to be in  a bloodmobile this past Sunday.    It certainly is not a secret that in the past she was terribly afraid of the sight of blood and needles.  Her explanation for this fear was rather simple.  She said that “Fear is a Liar” and continued to  ramble on for quite some time about fear.   Merriam-Webster defines fear is  “an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.”  She does not recall why she developed the fear of needles or blood?

But, the turning point was listening to  Zach William’s song “Fear is a Liar” which addresses so many of our unfounded fears.     Some of the lyrics are this.

“When he told you you’re not good enough
When he told you you’re not right
When he told you you’re not strong enough
To put up a good fight
When he told you you’re not worthy
When he told you you’re not loved
When he told you you’re not beautiful
You’ll never be enough
Fear, he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear, he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
‘Cause fear, he is a liar”   Zach Williams
Off Nancy went to the bloodmobile on Sunday to face her fears.  Next time when  I am afraid, I will remember her story of conquering her fears!



One thought on “Donating Blood: July 20, 2021

  1. I hope the experience helped Nancy know that it is not the worst thing in the world and that it is very helpful and necessary and really helps others. And you get snacks! I always joke that I donate blood for the cookies but it took me a LONG time to get up the courage to do so and then I got my gallon pin after donating a lot of times. That is a LOT of cookies and worth every one! Maybe Nancy does not like snacks enough! Good for her, I say!
    I can’t do it anymore and I am sad about that as I felt very righteous doing it.

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