You know, I really don’t deserve you. I can’t tell you all how many times I have been touched by the actions of some of you, humbled by the kindness you’ve sent in my direction.
I’m not from here, I relocated in 2001 from the Pacific Northwest, an area I will always deeply love and will always think of as home, but the home I have found here has captured my heart just as much.
This one sent me over the edge last night.....I went to a school board meeting. Just doing my job, right? Well, this particular school district is one I have fostered a very good relationship with, mutual trust and all that. I show up, and sitting at the desk I occupy for meetings was a bouquet of flowers and a card! WHO DOES THAT? Apparently, the wonderful secretary had read my blog about my recent surgery and just wanted to let me know they care. Threw me for a loop, a wonderful, kind and thoughtful loop.
If you ever think a gesture like this one won’t make a difference to someone, think again, okay? Buy those flowers, write that note, give that smile and offer that hug. It all makes the world a better place.
Patti is Editor of the Greene County Daily World. She loves to laugh and also loves kitties. She’s kind of weird but has a heart of gold. If you would like to share a story or just make a friend, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.