In honor of firefighters who risk their lives to save your life and property.
We often think of those who serve others when we need them, but what about those times when we don’t? Do we think of firefighters, police officers, soldiers, or even friends who arrive in our hour of need if we don’t NEED them at the time.
I have a suggestion:
If you know a firefighter, a police officer, or a soldier, when you make dinner tonight, make an extra meal and freeze it, then take it to that family, with a note. “Just to say Thanks!”
A plate of cookies or a cake would mean the same, the point is simply to remember them, and do something kind.
From a police officer in my hometown, who was also a single mom:
“One afternoon, I’d just gotten off duty and friends stopped by. While she came inside with a platter of cookies, I made coffee and her husband came in and asked for the keys to my car. He said he needed to run an errand, and without even thinking about the fact that they’d DRIVEN to my home, I handed him the key. After they left, the kids and I started to leave, and I realized the car had been washed. Inside, on my seat were two receipts, one for an oil change and tire check, and another for gas. My friend’s husband, while we had ‘girl time’ had taken care of my ‘transportation’ – one of those little details that just overwhelms a single mom. I’ve never been more grateful for a gift in my life.”
It isn’t necessarily the BIG stuff people do for you. Sometimes, it’s the smallest little thing that can just totally take the load off and give you a ‘break’ as you go about living your life.
Red balloons are a reminder, a remembrance, but what small thing can you do for another person that would make their day?