I’m really not so good at thanking those people who are “in my life” making a big impact but who aren’t really “in my life”. No kidding, those FedEx, UPS, USPS, and Amazon drivers bless my soul in more ways than they realize! I should know their names better than I do. I should thank them more than I do. I can do better.
A few weeks ago, my studio acknowledged parents and families who bring their children to dance class with a really nice Parent Appreciation Week. I way over bought some stuff knowing I’d need extra ALSO for showing some thanks to our couriers. I’ve been thinking about this.
I’m a little later to the party than I wanted to be, but here’s the baskets of treats to eat and pocket/purse/car goodies I was finally able to put out this morning. I think I’ll leave it out for a couple of weeks and restock it with new stuff often.
For my postal carrier (Christy), I put out a bag of Christmas cookies, lotion, chocolate, and a Coffee Central Squared – Hernando gift card (the post office in my town is right across the street from Coffee Central!).
I hope my delivery folks feel acknowledged and appreciated.
Need some ideas? Grab any basket or box you already have and add…
~ Chips, pretzels, nuts, dried fruit, or whatever you can pick up in bulk packs.~ Mini candy bars, cookies, Skittles, M&Ms, or other sweets you can also buy in bulk packs.~ Real fruit, small cans of soda, bottles of water, and individual water mix packets.
~ Hand sanitizer, mints, gum, tissues, lip balm. You can get these in packs of 6-12 in at Wal-Mart. I found 12 packs of hand sanitizer at Sam’s Club for a total of $1.89 (for 12!).~ A note of thanks, handwritten is fine. It doesn’t have to be fancy.
I tell you all this really because I was super moved by the Amazon guy who came the other night. It was bout 9:15 pm on Sunday, drizzling rain. He pulled up to drop off a pretty good-sized box. I had not put my treat basket out yet, and I hated that, so I ran out the door in my pajamas and offered him a Hershey bar.
He smiled, clearly exhausted and road weary. It was perfect and just the right “pick me up” he needed, he said. When I mentioned that I had intentions of putting out my basket for them and to please look for it next time, he said that none of us realize how much it means to them when they pull up at a house with a basket of goodies, that they need it so badly, and appreciate it so much.
That’s all I needed to know. I loved his tired eyes and his kind smile. I asked his name, and it was Charles.
You won’t see this, Charles, but I hope The Universe somehow assures you that this family appreciates you and all the others who work so hard so chicks like me can order off the internet in the name of convenience.
Y’all, load you up a basket and add a nice note. If you’re too busy this week, that’s ok, do it next week…or even the first week of the new year. I definitely want to do better at actively thanking those folks who are “in my life” making mine a little easier. Do it with me! Let’s go!
(Oh, and if you do it…please post your pics on Facebook, tag Window Seat Sensibility or post it to my page, and tell me all about it. Can’t wait to hear about yours!)