Friday, May 7, 2010

Thank Yous

While I was in the shower today, I missed a call. When I recognized the number as my daughter’s school’s, I panicked, thinking the worst. (When some of us become mothers, we simultaneously receive an advanced degree in worry.)

When I collected the message, I heard the sweetest words from a woman I didn’t even know: “Thank you so much for….” She went on to say how my gift contributed to her students’ education and why.

Three days before her call, the arts department chairman responded positively to my offer of donating 64 high-quality illustration, photography, advertising, and design publications, Communication Arts. I had tried to sell them two years ago through Craigslist (ammo for scammers) and local universities, to no avail. After leafing through almost all of them during the past two years, I decided others should enjoy them too.

I sometimes feel as if I could live on thank yous. And while thank yous don’t pay for my insurances, they sure make me want to give more stuff away!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing some of life's little joys.


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