Gift wrapped and all

Friday, September 5, 2008

A couple of weeks ago, I did this job for a customer. It involved scanning some old Christmas cards, cropping, resizing, printing and laminating them. A simple enough job, but one that takes quite a lot of time. I had a deadline of 4 pm that day, but as there was a huge volume of customers, I didn't get it finished on time. This was on a Thursday afternoon and she wanted it for the weekend but decided to come back the following week. So I eventually finish the job and Tuesday rolls around. In she comes and lo and behold, she comes bearing a gift! Beautifully wrapped and everything. Now I work in an industry where people can be very demanding, ungrateful and impatient when things don't go to plan. They expect you to pay for the fact that they are unorganised! But anyway, this lady comes in with a present. I was so shocked I didn't know what to say. She was so grateful that I had done her job. Didn't care that it wasn't done on time or that it wasn't perfect, she was just so happy that she could now stick her photos onto felt for whatever weird and wonderful creation she was making. I was so blessed. I didn't care that the only use I have for her present is to put it in the bathroom and use it as an air freshner/toilet spray - I don't think I would ever have the guts to wear it as a perfume as it was a bit of an odd smell! But the simple fact that she took the time out to think about me was enough to make my day. See blessing others doesn't have to be expensive, it doesn't even have to involve something they would actually have a use for (although it helps), it's more about the thought. So I dare you, take some time out of your busy day to think about someone and bless them. And sometimes, a smile and some cheap perfume is all it takes.............

6 comments:

kristy said...

Hey - don't you like the perfume I picked out for you! Just kidding... that was really thoughtful. Inspires me to bless others more! Thanx Rachel.

Rachel Kate said...

tehehe im pretty sure no one would have liked this kristy :) thanks

Neen said...

Gotta love some extra toilet spray. What a nice gesture!

Rachel Kate said...

i know! the shop fully needed some too... a blessing in disguise tehe

arna said...

I once heard this story about a lady who took a hairdresser a rose - just to say thank-you.

I can't remember all of it, but I know that it really impacted the hairdressers life in a major way.

Funny how small and simple acts, can make a big difference in someone's world. xx

Rachel Kate said...

so true arna :)

 
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