Call me old-fashioned, not with the times, or even schoolmarmish, I cannot say enough how I appreciate a well-intentioned thank you. Whether a wave from a stranger in a car, a smile followed by a nod in a waiting line, it matters to me. When it comes in the form of writing it is especially sweet but when in handwriting, that thank you lingers in my heart for a very long time.
As I transition back into the work force, I want to share these heart-felt notes that came my way from the volunteer experiences I recently had. The first is from Buffalo City Mission where I taught knitting during their winter semester. We had a very successful time as evidenced by the ladies’ projects as seen here. I am heading back for their summer session and look forward to new projects while promoting our big idea of Stitch(ing) Away Stress. That’s the name of our class.
This other hand-written thank you is from the head of the Wednesday crew where I served as an on-site construction worker for 1 1/2 years. Both Chuck and I are moving to other opportunities but his kindness and compassion in helping me find my way during that time will live with me into eternity. I will very much miss Habitat for Humanity, Buffalo while on my employment hiatus but who knows, with my newly obtained skills as a construction worker, I may be back!