Take time to be kind and to say 'thank you.'
A crazy thing happened during the Holiday Season. I mailed a card to Kat Palmiotti but upon receipt, she received an empty envelope from me with a "We Care" note from the US Post Office with a message: "I want to extend my sincere apology as your Postmaster for the enclosed document that was inadvertently damaged in handling by your Postal Service..."
WOW! Kat received an empty, opened, stamped envelope from me addressed to her without my card/letter AND an apology from the government! Somewhere in between TX and Flower Mound the card got lost. As soon as she let me know, I mailed her another one.
On Monday morning, Kat called to tell me she received my new card and we had a very nice conversation. Kat is a lot like Zig Ziglar: always kind and thoughtful - truly a great friend!
"None of us got to where we are alone.
Whether the assistance we received was
obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone's
help is a big part of understanding the
importance of saying thank you."
Last Friday was one of those days... I needed help in a hurry to get on a CRS/RRC presentation by Leigh Brown. I got so used to Zoom, I didn't know how to connect to a Streamline event. Why is the first time you try something new, so awkward? Thanks to Debe Maxwell, CRS from North Carolina for picking up the phone to talk to me when I called.
Debe, your calming voice sends that healing touch over invisible telephone lines. Just when I really needed a friend, or someone to talk to Debe was there in my time of need.
Thank you Kat & Debe - Reaching out to others is like touching the stars. I've learned that your most valuable asset from ActiveRain can be a friend. Even though there are limitations and travel restrictions, AR friends are always there when you need a helping hand or just someone to talk to, or just to say thanks.
"One loyal friend is worth 10 thousand relatives."