Reconnect One: Giving thanks in all circumstances and for the littlest of thingsApril 10, 2018
Billy is in his 60’s and every day he cleans the deli and makes the soup at my local grocery store. I thanked Billy one day for making my lunch and he nearly wept. “No one ever says thank you,” he confessed. “No one?” I asked in disbelief. “I been here five years. You’re the first one,” he said. I was cut to the heart.
I now make it a point to thank Billy and to thank Sue who makes the rotisserie chicken at my Sam’s and the tattooed, shorn-haired, fairly angry, androgenous individual who puts the peanut butter on my double-toasted raisin bagel. It makes no difference that any of these people know who I am. What matters is that I know who they are, I see them, I speak to them, and thank them for their act of service. Saying thank you costs me nothing but it has eternal value. So give thanks today in all circumstances and give literally for everyone you meet.