Monday, December 18, 2006

The Post Office...


The post office in our town was very crowded this morning. There had to be about fifty people in line when I got there. I myself had about 15 packages to post and a lot of other people had large numbers of things to mail. I planned to be there for awhile. People were pleasant, but they were looking rather gloomy. There was a pregnant woman with a child in a car seat on her arm and a toddler by her side. The woman in front of me was telling me that this was the first Christmas she was going to spend without her husband who had passed last Father's Day. Then in came this woman I know with a little red basket full of Hershey's Kisses and a handfull of dollar bills. She went through the line wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and giving them a dollar to help with their postage. Every single person left with a smile. I don't really know how to describe what happened, but what a gift to give at Christmas. I see two gifts actually. One, the gift of a happy moment and two, the gift of a good example. Amazing. Best Wishes... Tiffany

4 comments:

michelle said...

What a lovely thing!

Jenni said...

oh, i just re-read, it wasn't the pregnant lady that lost her husband, phew, but i still will never ever complain

Lindsey said...

Very sweet.

Mother Goose said...

wow, what a great day at the post office. I should do that sometime... I doubt I would have ever thought to do service for the people in the post office line.
What a nice lady.