Going the extra mile, because they deserve it
--by msoucy4862, posted Mar 8, 2016
She was so frightened in case something happened,she had no way of getting help. She had asked the mailman to help her and he couldn't-though he did go to her neighbors, but they were not home.
When I got there I took matters into my own hands, and called the phone company and made sure that they knew that it was a medical emergency to get this phone fixed. I took her phone number and her name just to make sure I could call later to see if the phone was hooked up.
She was so grateful she was in tears hugging me for my help, which maybe took me 15 minutes of my time. I followed up with the phone company twice that day. We got her phone up and running but we had to wait until Monday to get her necklace back on because they had to bring a new box in for her.I called her two or three times a day until yesterday to make sure she was okay and didn't need anything.
I also have laying hens and 3 feral cats that have adopted me and three house rabbits. Every week I tell her about the antics that they get into and it just brings the biggest smile to her face. She calls my house the funny farm! I bring her a dozen organic eggs every two weeks that she just loves.
I am hoping to bring her to my house for a little tea so she can meet the chickens the bunnies and the kitties.My heart is filled with such love and gratitude for just being able to help her in her time of need. It does not take much time or effort to help your neighbor.
I am so grateful for having the opportunity to help her and to know the people on my route and their needs. Some times all that is, is a smile, a hug or a little joke about my chickens. When we had our big snowstorm of 30 + inches 3 weeks ago I made a point of getting out on the road and checking all of my meals clients.