An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. "Why do you bother?" the old man scofted. "You're not saving enough to make a difference." The young man picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back to the water. "Made a difference to that one," he said.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 47-Nate (February 16th)

As you may or may not know my husband is a K-9 handler for the Indiana State Police. His K-9 partner, Boss, lives with us and is a member of our family. Unfortunately we could not take him on our vacation to Mexico.  He would have loved the ocean!  We were very fortunate this time that when we travelled my husband’s best friend, another state trooper, was available to take care of Boss. If this friend wasn’t available we would have had to kennel him two hours away and Boss hates it.
My gift for this day was to our friend for taking such good care of Boss while we were gone on vacation.  Our friend loves hot sauce. We found an assortment of five bottles of authentic Mexican hot sauces and gave them to him as a thank you gift. My husband also picked him up a case of beer. The hot sauce was from me and the beer was from my husband. I have never understood why men repay each other in beer.
Remember to say thank you and show your appreciation when people help you out and their not obligated to do so.  Sure our friend is the type of guy a simple thank you would have been fine by him, but thinking to bring him something from our vacation let him know we really appreciated the time he took out of week on a daily basis to help us out.

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