Friday, December 26, 2014

Overheard: An old gentleman's thank you on the street!

I've been itching to share this short but sweet story.

Thank goodness there is a moment today to get it out of my brain and into this blog.

Downtown Putnam. A couple of days before Christmas 2014. Lights sparkling, music joyfully playing. Hustle and bustle all around.

As I rush out of Sawmill Pottery with gorgeous new mugs made for The Last Green Valley to deliver to a loyal supporter, Linda at Taylor Brooke Winery, I see an older gentleman stop a young robust Putnam police officer. Both are on the sidewalk just up the way from me.

The older gentleman is sincerely expressing his thanks to the young police officer, who is clearly a stranger to him. I catch bits of the conversation and his carefully chosen words "We really appreciate your work", "You're making a difference", "We love to see you around all the time", and so it went. 

The young officer shook his hand and said his own thanks to the older gentleman for his kind words.

See how easy it is to make a difference - of good - in the world.

Speak up, be thankful, express appreciation. Don't be shy!

Enjoy this. Share this. Look for these sorts of great stories yourself. You will find them!

I am a Putnamaniac that approves of giving thanks for things you appreciate - even to strangers on the street!

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