Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Happy Holidays!: It's Nice to Feel Appreciated Every Once in a While...



I do my volunteer work because I enjoy it--it's my way of keeping sane...So I never expect anything in return. As long as they're willing to vouch I was there when I said I was there when the need arises, I'm pretty much set.




One of the cards...



So it came as a lovely surprise these two weeks or so when I go in and find a little card or two waiting for me. The first surprise was the hospital, who gave each and every volunteer a card thanking them, and a personal pocket planner for the new year.

Then I went to the Disability Services Office (DSO) on campus and found another card there, with a gift voucher to the cineplex...




Sesame Street! Lol, I love puppets...



And then one of the ladies I help, who knows I love Elmo (and she happens to share a soft spot for the little red muppet) gave me a book-gift on the History of Sesame Street "just for light reading; and it's a selfish buy so don't feel bad--I get to borrow it anytime, ok?"...





Oooh...Chocolates! Definitely the way to my heart...;)



And today, I go in to write my finals (Ergh, Advanced Statistics!), and what do I find? A box of chocolates waiting for me bright and early...




I have had a habit, for quite a while now, of giving out cards to people who've gone out of their way to help me in the year, and I never got it why people are so touched when you give it to them (it's just a card!).

Now I know...It's especially sweet because you didn't expect it, and it's just nice to feel appreciated every once and a while...=)



Happy Holidays, everyone!





8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy holidays to you too dear! And i am happy the people you work with recognise your work :)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!

...you deserve one!


jrichard1800[at]yahoo.com

mott said...

oh yea! U certainly deserve it! The gwei-los are more expressive with their thank-yous somehow. I got one from my son's class teacher, even tho i just volunteer twice a month, but still.. I got a card! And yes..it does bring a smile to ur heart, to feel good abt urself.

Tho..I did torture a couple of students here n there...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

Happy holidays to u too, hope ur finals went well! Take care Daphne..and BIGGGGG HUGGGSSSSS

Eunice said...

daphne...

su ann here.

remember our 'never happened' makan session many many years ago supposingly at that corner curry rice shop in ipoh?

drop me a mail...lingsuann@gmail.com

i duno how else can i get hold of u!!

SuAnnLing

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Anon 10:19,

Thanks for the note, much appreciated! =) Happy holidays to you too...


Hi Anon 08:50,

And same to you!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Mott,

Yeah! See, they appreciate small acts too! And it means more because it's not expected, no?

I love cards, lol, because people take the time to pen it, and you can take it with you for years, so it's great...

But don't torture kids lar, huh? ;)

Happy new year!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Su Ann!

Oh yes! Nasi kandar at Jalan Yang Kalsom, of course I remember!

Will drop you an email...

Pi Bani said...

Happy New Year Daph!