Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Giving Thanks

Morning all.
My Mum always told me to thanks a person properly if they did something for you. I had an instance not so long ago that needed such a recognition.

As mentioned in my last post, I have type 1 Diabetes. Every day brings good and bad. I liken it to having a third child, as you have to take care of it, respect it and cohabit with it. If you disrespect it, nasty things can come a knocking. Thankfully for me....the worst of the "nasties" are unexpected hypoglycaemic attacks (low blood sugars). If left untreated these can have serious consequences.

A few weeks back, I was attending my weekly grocery shop. I know many of the gals and guys there, as I cannot often resist the odd chat. I am also a very habitual shopper. These quirks of mine, whilst boring an monotonous, actually rang the alarm bells.

I was nearing the end of my trip going towards the 'cold' section. I felt odd, but nothing I could really call out of the ordinary....or so I thought. One of the girls pulled me aside to see if I was OK. A couple of isles over she noticed me being fidgety and slightly erratic. My shopping trolley was also near empty (unusual for this ways along on my trip). She asked if my diabetes was OK. I took out my kit (and for a fleeting instant realised I could not recall how to test my sugar.....der something was up) and tested. The result was 1.2.......ummmmmmmm VERY LOW indeed. She asked what I needed....we went to the juice isle....raided what we needed and she stayed with me until I was back in "control". I was so v v thankful for her observation and help. They also looked after my trolley whilst I went to the cafe outside to get something to eat and restock my sugar stores.

I wanted to show my appreciation to this wonderful young lady, so I took the opportunity to ink up my new Simply Soft set and bust out my Fun Flowers Bigz L Die. This is what I came up with....

A Card.....

....Matching bookmark.....


....and the 2 together......

I passed this small token of thanks onto her the next week when I saw her. I also wrote a note to the store's manager to let him know of the wonderful staff that he has. She was surprised and touched.

Will be back soon with more fun....and the main story...that accompanies the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die.

Thanks for popping by.

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: (SU) Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: (SU) Simply Soft (Hostess Set '11-'12), Short and Sweet
Other Bits: SU Sizzix Fun Flowers Bigs L Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (ret now I think), Dimensionals, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Craft Affair Pearl Brad.

Lynda xx


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Well ... of course you would have to make something ... that is just WHO YOU ARE! I am so glad that lovely shop girl was there to help you. I hope you are recovering well ... and that you will BEHAVE YOURSELF in the future!!!!! (grin) Big hugs, hunny! xxx

Patrice said...

Hmmmm naughty naughty. How wonderful that the staff at your local shops are so observant and take the time to know their customers. I imagine you're one of their more friendly visitors lol and it was a really good outcome this time. I am not surprised at all that you made a beautiful little thank you card and gift. I'm sure it was a very unexpected yet lovely surprise to the lady who helped you.


Katie said...

Don't know if it is the preggy hormones or just me but that little story nearly made me cry...
What a lovely lady to help you out, it is people like her that make the world an amazing place and you are so sweet to give her the recognition she deserved.

Love your work xxoo