thanks for doing that

by kye on February 13, 2010

I just finished writing a thank you note to my mechanic.  The other night he spirited my cell phone out of a mysterious black hole under the driver’s seat.

Why a thank you note for such a small thing?  …because he didn’t know the size of what he’d just done.  I wanted him to be able to share the depth of meaning hidden in that one-minute job.

My mother and sister are both seriously ill.  They are in two different hospitals in two different cities.  It’s possible my mother won’t survive this time.  Because he got my cell phone back into my hands, my mother and sister were able to connect with each other last night.

Having thanked him, now I want to thank you, dear reader.  Because just as he had no idea of the significance of what he did, there are also undoubtedly times you’ve done things like that and never knew what you did.

So thank you for being you, and doing what you do.

Life is so much more than we know…

  • Jeffrey Tang

    Simple and beautiful. Thank you, Kye.

  • acordaamor

    Hi Kye — it's true, I get the sense that so many of us go through life thinking we don't really have an impact on the world, and it's wonderful that you've taken it upon yourself to step up and remind someone that they do.

  • Madeleine

    Kye, That was a good thing to do. How often we neglect to tell another person how grateful we are for something they've done.

  • scablander

    It's amazing how small deeds touch people's lives in way we will never know. It was nice of you to let the mechanic know.

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