Thursday, March 23, 2017

Returning

I took off this past Sunday and Tuesday so that I could have a long weekend for my birthday. I didn't have any special plans and wasn't going to do anything exciting I just didn't want to have to go to work. So yesterday I had to return to work after 4 days off. I was kind of dreading it but had no choice.

This is what I walked in to find

Balloons and a box of chocolates. They came from a man who everyone in town knows and once he knows your birthday he NEVER forgets it. If you didn't know him you would probably think he was homeless. He just celebrated his birthday on the 17th and I had handed him a huge stack of birthday cards (I think it was 131) that I had collected for him. I provided the cards and just asked customers to sign them. A couple of the other girls pitched in and bought a few boxes of cards too. I found boxes of 12 for $1.88. Any way, when I gave him his cards and we sang happy birthday to him he came around the counter and gave me a big hug. I think the balloons and candy were his way of saying thank you as well wishing me a happy birthday. Either way he made returning to work much nicer.

14 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

You are so awesomely NICE!! Kind. And thoughtful.

Ratty said...

He sounds like a pretty nice guy. A rare thing.

Mildred said...

You were very thoughtful to do that for him! I know his birthday gift to you brightened your work day! Hope your long birthday weekend was relaxing.

crafty cat corner said...

Good for you Anne, what a lovely thing to do. We should all start being a bit more thoughtful and kind then maybe things could improve in the world.
Briony
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Jeanne Pursell said...

How wonderful!!! It is always nice to make someone's day! You made his and he made yours! :) We should all try a little harder...especially in today's world! Happy Birthday Ann! I hope you had fun!

Sandra said...

wow on the number of cards you gave him... this is a feel good story and the world needs more people like you and your birthday guy... its the little things that count, except of course chocolate is NOT a little thing. LOL

Marg said...

That was such a nice thing to do for that nice man. What a lot of birthday cards. Bet it made him feel mighty good.

Grace said...

Life is an echo - Your kindness and thoughtfulness came right back at you with a hug and kiss ...

Christine said...

Ann that is just so touching! Doing kind deeds always comes back to you too!

Sandee said...

What a nice surprise after four days off. Very nice of him and very nice of you too.

Have a fabulous day, Ann. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

SweetMarie said...

what a thoughtful man! and you...you are an Angel! such a thoughtful thing you did. :) I've always tried to do little things for people and animals. we can all make a difference in someone's life. :)

Lin said...

Oh my gosh! Look at that! Wasn't that a nice treat?!

And I love what you did for him too. Kindness just spreads kindness. Good work, you two!

Out on the prairie said...

Nice to be thought of, happy Belated

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

That is such a cool thing you did for his birthday and love what he gave you for your b'day... a little late in wishes ... but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! KATIE

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