I was out for my early morning walk this morning after a heavy overnight snowfall. The side walks for the most part were quite deep and quite a round of exercise to walk through.
I came across a gentleman about my age manually shovelling snow from the sidewalk in front of his house. It was obvious he’d been at it for a while as he was puffing pretty good as he cleaned the side walk down to the concrete.
I turned off my music and made a point of saying, “This sidewalk is awesome to walk on! Thank you so much!” He wiped his brow, smiled and simply replied, “Glad someone appreciates it.”
Sometimes we get so busy with life we forget to appreciate the simple efforts other people make. It only takes a moment to make someone feel appreciated. I think we both felt better for the encounter.