Finding the Right Pharmacy

We may not say it often but in reality, we have certain expectations of what a pharmacy ought to be and ought to have for us to continue patronizing it.

To me these things would make me say that the pharmacy that you and I are patronizing is the right one:

  1. Its location. The right pharmacy is one that is accessible and convenient. Personally, I find it a good thing when a pharmacy is near the hospital, the doctor’s clinics or even the grocery store. If it is near a grocery store, it is easy to drop by there whenever I am out to buy groceries. The location also needs to have ample parking space  for the convenience of its customers.
  2. It offers affordable and quality medicines/products. There are pharmacies where you are sure the medicines are of good quality but apparently, their prices are higher than those available in others. It is such a good thing when you find a pharmacy which gives you both: quality and affordability. That it accepts discount cards like the janumet discount card is a plus point towards affordability. The range and availability of medicines there, is of course, an important consideration. No one wants to go to a pharmacy where the medicines you need are limited in stock or simply out of stock. 
  3. It is clean, hygienic. We will always associate hospitals, clinics and yes, pharmacies as hygienic and clean places. It is a sad day to find dusty shelves or medicines on display in a pharmacy. I expect my pharmacy to be a clean, hygienic place.
  4. It is open 24 hours. While we wish all pharmacies are open 24 hours, unfortunately it is not always true. If it is located inside the mall, it will open and close shop depending on mall hours. Depending also on what city or country in the world you are, there are pharmacies which will not stay open after 12 midnight. My ideal pharmacy is one which is open 24 hours as they provide an essential service to people. 
  5. It has welcoming, helpful and efficient staff. I do not know about you but I think  all the 4 other things I mentioned above might be forgotten when you find yourself unhappy with the staff or more specifically, the kind of service they offer. I think we all want to be served by staff who are welcoming, helpful, efficient. It is already a difficult thing for you and me or our loved one to be unwell or sick, having cold and inefficient staff is the last thing we need.

What about you? What is the right or ideal pharmacy for you?

And We’re Back!

For about a month, Winged Hope has not been live. And now it is finally live!

The problem had to do with the hosting. At first, I was really thinking that maybe it was time to let go  of blogging. But as you can see, I changed my mind 🙂 All my reasons are here.

I  can not access my posts from November 2017 to January 2018 as of this time but hey, at least all my blog posts from 2011 (when this blog started) to October 2017 are all here. And we’re happy with that. I mean, I am happy with that 🙂  At least, Winged Hope is not starting over from scratch. I will also try to recover the missing posts.

I will be writing more soon. For one, I have found a new workout that I have been doing for about a month now 🙂  That should help me (including you) stay fit. And yes, there’s more ahead.

Let’s continue to soar 2018 then with Winged Hope 🙂

Made for More Than Ordinary Lives

While I agree that we need to be able to embrace contentment with what we have, I think there also needs to be a balance. What I mean is we should not just settle for a day-to-day mundane, meaningless existence.

Yes, let there be contentment but let there also be purpose 🙂  Let us live each day with meaning, with hopes and dreams.

I think that as we find and embrace the meaning and purpose of our lives, going through the challenging seasons of our lives easier becomes a bit easier. We see a deeper purpose for any of our pains as well as our joys. And I think we are encouraged to live healthier in body, soul and spirit because we know we need whatever resources we have to fulfill our life’s purpose.

This is one song I’ve been listening lately which reminds me that we are made for more than ordinary lives – we are made not just to survive. I hope you get inspired as you listen to the song.