Thoughtful treats

The company where I work has many employee-run interest groups.  Colleagues come together and connect over a common topic, ranging from diversity issues (i.e., race, gender, sexual orientation), to job skills (like presentation methods), to personal interests (like photography, meditation, running, etc.).

I participate in a variety of groups as my schedule allows.  Yesterday a dog-lover’s group met and held a ‘treat exchange’: Pet owners came to a conference room armed with a bag of their pet’s favorite treats, and gave a sample to each person in the room.  [Think cookie exchange, but for animal snacks instead of people ones.]  🙂  I had a previous commitment at the same time as the treat exchange, so I couldn’t attend in person.  However, I thought it was a fantastic idea and I really did want to support it, so I gave a bag of treats to the organizer in advance of the meet-up, and asked that he distribute the snacks to anyone who wanted them.

The event came and went, and the people that attended had a fun time.  As I returned to my desk later in the afternoon, I found a small sack full to the rim of various dog treats.  The organizer had assembled a bag for me in my absence and personally delivered it to my office – how kind is that?!

Many of the treats are hand-made; I particularly appreciate the one shaped like a heart. 🙂

Of course the puppies are thrilled with all of the new delicacies; so I get to delight in this colleague’s kindness for several weeks.  So wonderful.

Stef

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About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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6 Responses to Thoughtful treats

  1. rutheh says:

    Have never heard of such a creative and fun exchange! What nice people at your workplace, too.
    Smiles all around.

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    • Stef says:

      My employer really does attract top-notch people. They are usually very smart and hard working, yet also personable and kind. I’m very lucky to benefit from their influence!

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  2. Aww! How cute is that!? 🙂

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  3. What a great idea, and my dogs would be thrilled!

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