When was the last time you did something for someone else, just because you could. Just because it felt like the right thing to do?
I came back to my desk after a week working away to a package.
The note inside read
'Welcome back to Virgin Media from Hugo and the Legal Team'
And I giggled and then cried.
Late last week I'd taken a call from Hugo and rather than blag it, I'd confessed to have taken this particular project over after being off sick. I didn't know the answer to the question but would sort it out. This led (don't ask, it was a long chat) to us both saying a woolly hat makes all the difference when you're bald. Not something a year ago I thought I'd be empathising with a total stranger about.
And this lovely man, this guy I'd never met or even spoken to before, took the time, not to mention money, to send me a gift. His gift really touched me, it made me laugh, it made me cry. He'd really listened, connected and taken the time to do something. It made me feel a little bit special. Oh and very warm.
If you haven't already guessed it, I'm now the proud owner of a new hat, a Paul Smith woollen hat to be exact.
And I love it!
It's inspired me to keep my eyes and ears open, to be able to make a little difference to someone else. Because sometimes it is just the little things.