We all have one of those days, the ones that find us lower than a snake’s belly button. I had been having one of those weeks. Fortunately for me I live on the West Shore.
So I want to take the time to thank the people and places that have made my week one worth smiling about despite the difficult times that threatened to make me frown.
Thanks to the pharmacy staff at Shoppers Drug Mart: your efficiency and speed, smiles and compassion, ensure that those of us who need you are cared for with kindness and dignity. I went in for a prescription feeling quite dejected and sorry for myself, against odds I left smiling.
And thank you to the kind gentleman who saw me struggling with my injured arm and my absentmindedness. I went to pay for my lunch at Original Joes and the tab had been settled, secretly, by you. I had no idea what you had done until you were long gone. I hope it pays forward a thousand times to you.
Even though these kind deeds might have seemed small and inconsequential to you — a smile, a helpful hand, a nod in greeting — all of these considerate actions have touched my heart and changed my gloom to sunshine.
I feel so blessed to be a part of this community and think the people of the West Shore should be proud of who they are and how they represent this beautiful place we live in.
This letter is a big huge pat on the back to all of you and a heartfelt thank you from me and my family.