Whenever I was sick as a child, I usually just wanted to be with my mom or dad. Even though I felt terrible and was usually just given medicine by the doctor, it somehow helped me feel better by having one of my parents hold me. Now that I have children of my own and I can recall the impact of a parent holding me when I didn't feel well as a child, I pass it on by dropping what I need to do and holding my sick child to hopefully comforting them and making them feel better. Yesterday, I came home from work to have dinner at our usually 6:30pm time, only to find my daughter was sick and wanted her dad to take her to the doctor. So I skipped dinner, whisked up my little girl, put her in the car, drove to the doctor, and picked her up and carried her in and held her until the doctor came in. Once the doctor determined what was going on and called in a prescription, we left and I carried her out to the car, headed home after getting an ice cream cone (to help her throat feel better) :) and then picked up the prescription and went home to have dinner and then put my little girl to bed. I ended up holding my daughter until she finally went to sleep. It won't always be this way, so I plan to cherish these times by being her "brave protector" (as she calls me) and doing all that I can to help her feel better. What can you do to help those around you that may not feel well to feel better. I believe being a brave protector is a noble and worthy cause and it's the right thing to do for those around you and it models the way for those you love.