Leslie Denney Gardner
Leslie Denney Gardner

So true. Seems to me that in addition to this Selfless Saturday (and every other day, just because) folks need to be particularly kind and agreeable to anyone who is stuck working on GivingThanks day.

Eric J. Miller
Eric J. Miller

To so many of us, the guards at the gate, entrance to the mall or at the airport, the drivers and ticket takers on public transportation, the service station attendants, the grocery baggers and cashiers, the newspaper boy, the house help etc. etc. become almost invisible to most who use their services. But when we notice them, when we thanks them.... what smiles are returned to us. Yes! Start with one day! But move on to a lifestyle of recognizing all who, if the truth is remembered,...

To so many of us, the guards at the gate, entrance to the mall or at the airport, the drivers and ticket takers on public transportation, the service station attendants, the grocery baggers and cashiers, the newspaper boy, the house help etc. etc. become almost invisible to most who use their services. But when we notice them, when we thanks them.... what smiles are returned to us. Yes! Start with one day! But move on to a lifestyle of recognizing all who, if the truth is remembered, are special in God's eyes, made in his image. "As you've done to the least of these my brethern, you have done to me!" says Jesus.

Janey Read
Janey Read

this is true in the UK too, what a great idea! well done.

Lucy Baca
Lucy Baca

Thats great, the world needs more acts of kindness and love.

Patricia Pearce
Patricia Pearce

This must be a trying job especially from now to Christmas! Try and remember it's not the staff's problem if the thing you want isn't there!

Ed Miller
Ed Miller

This is a great idea. I'm in.

Sarah Schiff
Sarah Schiff

We need to be grateful to the service workers here in America, in France they include tips for the waitstaff in the price of food/drink so it's in the bill, and they do the minimum amount of work and know they don't have to do anything extra for you, they are getting paid. Even the poor waitstaff are doing their jobs, so give 20% or don't eat out, really simple. I can't wait to do something extra this holiday season for everyone who serves me.

Christiana Glasner
Christiana Glasner

The world would really be a better place with more Caring, Appreciative action! Remember that we are all connected, and your attitude and actions really do have ripple effects. Thank you Freeman!

Lori Miller Kissell
Lori Miller Kissell

I've always appreciated the service folks, I've done my time in retail (fast food, desk clerk, bookstore) and now I'm a teacher. I try to say nice things as often as possible, and tip well. However, I also reserve the right to call out/comment on poor service workers. They're out there and they unfairly tar the whole group. If it's poor service, I don't just leave a lesser tip, I leave a note on the bill. If it's in a store, I shop elsewhere. This works both ways.

Judy Pipher
Judy Pipher

Being "the girl in the drive thru" for over 3 years, I know better than to ever be disrespectful to them.

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