Something special happened to me this morning on the way to work, and it seemed worth sharing.
The last two times I’ve purchased gas cards for our clients, I went to the same Marathon station in Stevensville. The first time I was there back in February, another customer wanted to know what I was going to do with all of the gift cards and so I told him about CARES, what we do, and how gas cards and volunteer transporters help to make it possible for some of our clients to get to medical appointments, which helps them stay healthy.
This morning, when I went there to purchase gift cards, the same clerk began to ring up the cards for me. A few customers began to line up and I urged her to help them. One gentleman had been watching her ring up the cards and asked what they were for, and before I could answer, the clerk told him all about CARES and what the cards would be used for. He turned to me, smiled and said, “Well, I don’t mind waiting for a good cause.” Two other people in line nodded their heads in agreement. Another customer thanked me for the work that we do. Nobody was impatient and it was great to see that people were supportive. What really impressed me was that the clerk had remembered our conversation from my last visit, and was able to educate others.
It was a great way to start the day!