The Basket Lady
If you take a quick peek at the calendar, you’ll see that March is no slouch when it comes to doings and such so just for fun, I counted eight celebrations circled on a Maine Veterans’ Calendar that I received from a very dear John.
The Penny Angel gifted the basket lady with a beautiful placard that hangs on the wall in front of my writer’s desk that I am sure to see often throughout the day. The placard contains six (powerful) words: The soul is awakened through service.
An event that you won’t see noted on your March calendar probably because for 31 days, it’s National Social Worker’s month. Imagine that! A whole month for a doctor’s office, hospital, nursing home, out-patient clinic, or a mental health agency to say a kind “thank you” to the social worker(s) who serve in the River Valley with a tireless dedication coupled with an enduring Code of Ethics.
Basket Lady bequeaths a Certificate of Appreciation to the social workers in our town and now, drum roll…please, the following wonderful people are acknowledged for your service : Maya Best, Catherine Journey, Mindy Worthley, Kim Sequoia, Sue Ellen Richardson, Donna Landry, and for those social workers not listed here, you are a recipient, also.
Social workers are the epitome of soulful service to others. Please send a card, a flower, an acknowledgement in your inner office mail or newsletter; After all, you have a whole month to show them a kindness.
Basket Lady wants to sing her praises to our newspaper carrier, Ms. Tracey White. Tracey does the little things that make a big difference especially on those cold and blustery mornings when even the cat, Precious, won’t go outside. Tracey is up during the wee hours coping with the elements while the rest of us are snug in our beds. For example, Tracey picked up a package that was delivered late in the evening by UPS, left on the stairs that would have been damaged by a heavy overnight snow fall but she brought the package in along with the morning newspaper and placed them in front of the door like they do at hotels, so all you have to do is open the door and there’s the paper and a saved package, too.
If I remember correctly, goodness help me, I’ve got C.R.S. (more and more), Tracey is a busy college student, a baker, newspaper
carrier and maybe even a mom but she takes the time to do the little things that do make a big difference, and a reason why I’m still a newspaper subscriber is due to Tracey’s excellent work. I sing my song of praise to you, “thank you very kindly,” Tracey!
Friend, show someone a kindness today.
Remember the theme: Get a basket-Give a basket. We miss your kindness every day, Dot Sanchas! Until then, smile and live in the present.