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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful

Thanksgiving is exactly two weeks away! I love this time of year so much. I have always enjoyed Thanksgiving because expressing gratitude has such a cheering effect. In that spirit, I have something to be grateful for that I wanted to share with you!

A few weeks ago, a coworker of mine told me that he was going to Utah to visit his son and grandchild. Knowing that I sometimes visit friends in Utah, he asked if he could bring anything there or back for me since he was driving out and would have room in his car. I thanked him but said that wasn't necessary. We got talking about what foods Utah has that we don't have in Michigan and I mentioned Grandma Sycamore's bread, which I had there this summer and really liked. He asked if I wanted him to pick some up for me when he was in Utah, and I said no, but thank you.

Fast forward a month to when he got back from his trip. He came to my desk yesterday and asked me to come with him. When we got to the hallway, he said, "you're going to tell me I'm crazy," and handed me a bag full of loaves of Grandma Sycamore's bread! He wouldn't allow me to pay him for it either. He is a very generous man and is often doing acts of kindness like that for people in our office. I was really touched by his thinking of me and going out of his way to do something nice for me. He made my day.

delicious bread!
When the delicious bread became a delicious sandwich.
What is something you are grateful for today?

5 comments:

alecia said...

You have the best coworkers!!!
...homesickness multiplied by a bagful of gma sycamore's.

Katherine said...

Oh my goodness! That's SO sweet! How thoughtful of him! I think I'm grateful for different things each day (some things I'm always grateful for, like family, friends, the opportunity to learn, work, play, good health, etc). Today I'm grateful that I get to go home and see the fam tonight! I'm also grateful for the Dr. Scholl's pads in my shoes, for Mucinex, and for the sunny weather. :)

Ashley said...

I'm grateful that there are kind people out there like your coworker. I'm grateful that there are people like you who go out of the way to post uplifting posts like these. Gratitude can have a domino effect. So lovely.

lizzie mc.- said...

He reminds me of you. I'm thankful for a dear friend and mission companion who saw me through, perhaps, my most challenging days. May heaven continue to rain down loaves of Grandma Sycamore's bread from heaven for you.

sindelpurple said...

I am grateful for all nice people in this world(e.g your coworker and you!) I am grateful for my family and friends,church and most of all my education!!! I don't know where I would be right now without it!