I'm always willing to lend a hand when someone is in need, and I don't look to get anything out of it. This time was no different when one of my parents came in with a last minute request from myself or coworker. Her family had planned a over night stay at Bellows and last minute the person they had watching their four legged baby was unable to doggie sit for them. I dug a little deeper for more information on just what it was that she was needing. (not knowing the dog I didn't wanna just up & offer him at my house) She simply explained that she was just needing someone to come by two or three different times to let him out of the house to go potty while they were gone.
Easy enough I though, and told her I would be happy to do it. Knowing they lived close to me & I pass their house on my way to and from work & even on my run it worked out perfect. Their little fur baby Major is a 11 year old mutt. (really I just don't know what kind of dog it was)
Today when C came to class his mom had a gift bag that she left on the desk for me as a "Thank You". I'm thinking in my head really it wasn't out of my way or anything to do it. I love dogs and I was glad I was able to help and that they were still able to go on their over night trip.
In the bag she had a few yummy treats (yummy to my pups) for my four legged babies and a toy for them as well. AWH, how sweet is she, we had talked about my dogs before so that is how she knew I had two. I never would of though to do something like that as a "thank you" for anyone. What a neat and creative idea.
Also inside was a homemade Thank You card and a candle, I love love candles. Making my house smell pretty is so relaxing and makes me feel so good.
Simple acts of kindness make the biggest impact on a person's life. I'm so happy to have had this family come in to my life while working at the CDC. I will miss them as they soon embark on their next PCS.
This is what was written on the inside of the card:
Kindness ~ comes in many forms but always from the heart. (this was a stamp)
Thank you so much for taking care of our third child on such short notice! You truly were a lifesaver for helping us without hesitation. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. "