The world is full of goodness. I’m not letting anyone steal my “glass half-full” outlook on life. I know it can be really hard at times, but I like being an optimist. I like making others smile and being a generally cheerful person. A smile can go a long way.
I like saying hello to strangers, but I especially love it when a stranger says hello back. I love it when I’m out in public with all four kids and someone pays us a compliment – like at Mass yesterday – when an elderly man took my hand during “peace” and told me that I had a beautiful family. Then he stopped me outside in the parking lot to say it again. Those moments. I tell the kids all the time that stuff like that makes my heart so happy and full.
And to think, all you have to do is just say something kind and meaningful to really make someone feel good. It’s that simple.
I’ve been thinking about the folks in my life who I would really like to thank this holiday season. These are the people who I might forget about because they’re always there, doing their job, being reliable and helping me (or all of us) on the regular. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could just say thank you with one small, thoughtful gesture. Kind words, a hand-written note, maybe even some cookies or brownies?
Ten People I’d Like to Thank This Holiday Season
- The UPS/Fed Ex delivery folks
- Eric, our plow guy.
- Our awesome neighbors
- ALL the teachers
- The best bus driver on the planet
- The school nurse
- Our cleaning ladies, or as Andrew refers to them, our “friends!” Yes indeed! We love it when our friends are here.
- Our trash and recycling guys
- Mrs. Smith, our CCD teacher
- Our pediatrician
- Ms. Lindsay
- The oil delivery guys – I remember all too well watching them carry that huge, heavy hose through the waist-deep snow last year.
- All the teachers
- Well, crap – that’s more than ten. See, so many people to thank.
Dancing Deer Baking Co. has so many sweet treats for under $25 that would be a really great way to say thank you to anyone on your list this holiday. Imagine the smile I could put on someone’s face with a little hand written note and a sleeve of chocolate chip cookies? Plus, I’m the worst at thank-yous. Often times I write them and put them aside. And then I find them when it’s embarrassingly late. Anyone ever do that? Cough, cough. Ahem. Ya, I do that. ALL THE TIME. Hiding my face right now, looking away. So embarrassed.
So think about who you could thank this year and perhaps do it with Dancing Deer. Put a smile on someone’s face and make their day.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dancing Deer Baking Co. All opinions are my own.