Shawn L. Bird

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poem-thanks November 23, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:41 pm
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I thanked the cleaner

in the hotel wash room

for her good work, and the pride

the staff showed in keeping a wonderful

establishment pristine.

As I left the room

a lady following me said,

“That was very kind of you,

cleaners don’t hear that often enough.”

But she did not

say thank you



23 Responses to “poem-thanks”

  1. wbdeejay Says:

    People learn as they experience. Positive or otherwise! Thanks for the reminder.

  2. jamborobyn Says:

    I like to believe that the fact of her noticing the exchange will one day cause her to do the same. Sewing seeds Shawn, you are brilliant at that.

  3. Catherine Says:

    That attitude comes up such a lot these days. Is it classic fence sitter behavior?

  4. gurkski Says:

    oh yes. Been there! Very good!

  5. sue marquis bishop Says:

    you are passing it on Shawn… you never know how you may brighten someone’s day… I knew you were a kindred spirit…!

  6. Thank you for your kindness, Shawn, and for reminding us all that what can be a simple gesture that takes only a minute can mean the world to others.

  7. redgladiola Says:

    I think she did appreciate your words, but think of it this way — do you need someone to say thanks for saying thanks? Seems to lessen the meaning of the word if you expect the same in exchange.

  8. can you give me email. because l want to share make good poem? please

  9. sue marquis bishop Says:

    Shawn, you boiled a ton of good advice down to a few words. Well said. Enjoying your work. Sue

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