While going through my email yesterday, I came across a message from Starbucks. Well, it's no surprise that I love Starbucks, but I never get email from them at work and the email system had added in the subject line "Beware, Suspected Spam". I was curious, but cautious still.
In the reading pane of my email, I saw the name of a particular graduate student who does a lot of work with my boss. This is what the message looked like:
At first, I didn't believe it, but when I confirmed with her later that day that she did, in fact, send me this wonderful gift, I was completely blown away. She is so generous and sweet. This little gift really made my day. Graduate students do not make a lot of money. I know this. This particular student has a husband and small child as well. For her to give me a gift like this just warms my heart.
I never expect anything at all from the people I work with, especially from students. This is proof that it really are the small things in life that bring you (me) happiness.