When was the last time you said thank you?
This is a departure from the things that I’ve been writing about but it struck a chord. Last evening soon after I got to work I was asked to help another division make calls to people informing them of training necessary for the next phase of Census work. I hate calling strangers. Funny for someone who loves to talk. Doing this for any reason takes me way out of my comfort zone. So I went but I was not happy.
After several hours of making calls (most to answering machines) I reached a lady and identified myself and the reason for my call. Mind you this is for temporary work maybe a month or possibly two at best. So after identifying myself there was silence at the other end of the line. I finally realized that the woman was crying. She said “I was here praying that I would receive a call from you. My daughter just lost her job and I am trying to help her and my granddaughter. I need work so desperately! She said I don’t know whether you’re a Christian but I am asking the Lord to bless you and your family.”
Wow! I am in no way responsible for her getting hired. I was just making a call. How appreciative this woman was for the work. It made me think of how many things we take for granted. The attitude of gratitude definitely helps us along the way. When was the last time you were grateful and did you say thank you?