Day 836 – Thankful for Teammates Who “Get” Me and an Act of Kindness

Let’s just say that the work day today was pretty awesome.  Is there a much better feeling in the world than knowing that you’re in the right tribe?  Over the course of the day there were many moments in which there was learning, work towards a purpose, jokes, and maybe even a little Vanilla Ice…  From my first conversation through the awesome random gift of coffee through training through conversations and texts with teammates it’s been awesome.  I’m so thankful for teammates who just “get” me.


This evening was the Winona Chamber of Commerce annual banquet.  We were seated at a table with a couple of our clients and their special guest.  Their guest is a high school senior and will be spending time shadowing them this semester.

As the evening was wrapping up I heard him ask one of the banquet servers a question.  “Do you accept tips?”  The server had to clarify the question a couple of times.  After she got it he said, “It’s really busy tonight and you’ve been working so hard and moving so fast, I really appreciate all that you’ve done.  You really deserve a tip.”  With that he reached into his pocket, pulled some dollar bills out of his wallet and handed them to the server who was almost moved to tears.

I am so thankful to have witnessed this act of kindness for so many reasons.  It was a simple gesture, but one of pure gratitude and appreciation.  I couldn’t help but think about how bright this kid’s future should be, to be this giving at this age?  He just gets it!  How wonderful is that?  I know the next time I get frustrated with “kids nowadays” his face will be what pops into my mind.  He inspired me today and I’m so thankful to have been there for that moment.


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