When the clouds unleash a monsoon sized downpour or the cold winter wind makes me want to stay inside, these people are still out on their routes. They deliver the last minute packages for Christmas because loved ones couldn't decide until the last minute what to get. They go out in the heat of the summer and deal with barking dogs.
While none of us really enjoy receiving bills in the mail and sometimes it seems wasteful to continue to receive ads that will promptly go in the recycle bin, there are lots of other things getting delivered that we do look forward to seeing. For my husband, it is his Overland Journal (awesome magazine) and Amazon purchases. (Yes, the U.S. Postal service does have a contract with Amazon and does deliver many of their packages.) For me, it is the occasional magazine I get or my online purchases but also the surprise of gifts off my baby registry that I was not expecting. And more recently I found myself giddy as a child when a friend and I became pen pals rather than always conversing through text or Facebook. It was only for a couple months but it was fun to once again look forward to the mail for that reason.
So today I would like to give a big Thank You to all the postal workers out there. I am so grateful for all the hard work they do each day. I'm grateful for workers dedicated enough to deliver no matter the weather. I'm grateful for the fact that the Post Office is one of few, if not the only, government operation that is financially self-sufficient. I'm grateful for my neighborhoods' postal worker who regularly has to trek up very steep driveways and countless stairs to deliver our packages when they do not fit in our small community box. Thank you and know that you are appreciated for all the hard work you do!
How can you thank a Postal Worker today? Is there anything you could do to make their job just a little easier?
May today bless the postal workers with kind temperatures and no rain. May they feel the gratitude and appreciation all around them for a job well done. Have a beautiful day!