Rocking With Me

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
October 9, 2003

There was once an elderly, despondent woman in a nursing home. She wouldn’t speak to anyone or request anything. She merely existed – rocking in her creaky old rocking chair.

The old woman didn’t have many visitors. But every couple mornings, a concerned and wise young nurse would go into her room. She didn’t try to speak or ask questions of the old lady. She simply pulled up another rocking chair beside the old woman and rocked with her.

Weeks or months later, the old woman finally spoke.

‘Thank you,’ she said. ‘Thank you for rocking with me.'”



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  1. The power of coming alongside someone and saying nothing. Just being there and caring.
    Thanks for this. It’s a good reminder to us all.


  2. I love it! Sometimes it only takes the smallest of things to share and they are worth all of the gold and treasures the world holds. Thanks! – Amy 😀


  3. D. said:

    the magic of great management 🙂


  4. "Working for Christ" said:

    Rock more; talk less! At times that’s all it takes! 🙂 Dave


  5. Of course, the story was delightful… and in contrast to the Dilbert cartoon. Let’s face it – the White House, Congress and certain powerful news outlets played us citizens for fools threatening us with the possibility of ending our world… In other words, “SHUTDOWN”. Lots of finger pointing. But they knew from the get-go there will be loopholes and Executive Orders to make the impact negligible – except to those who desperately need it. Death benefits to families who lost their son or daughter in war, for example. They are pond scum. Pardon my French vocalizations. 🙂


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