Today was Birthday Day at work. Each month towards the middle, we have cake and other goodies to celebrate the peeps who made it through another year on this planet. Mind you, I'm not sure what all there is to celebrate in that success, but we do it anyway.
Okay, that was a jest. I think.
Today, we had an ice cream cake and a bowl of fruit. This means someone had to go out and fetch the ice cream cake and bowl of fruit, and I can assure you that such a detail is not in anyone's written job description. Someone had to stop whatever was going on, get some cash, and head out to the grocery store.
No, it's not a big thing, but it is a thing, one more thing in the middle of a busy day, and it's a thing that we need to do, perhaps even more often, even when we're busy, and frankly especially when we're busy. It's important that we slow down periodically and be glad for what and who we have around us.
That someone who fetched our afternoon birthday treats deserves at least a card. Maybe even an extra cone of ice cream that she doesn't have to share.