Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Time For Thanks

Today I am filled with gratitude. My heart swells with goodness and it is directly related to the kindness of others that my family and I have been lucky enough to receive over the past few days. There really is good in the world and I have proof.

One Class Act

Remember "The Cupcake Chronicles"? Behold the power of the internet.

A blog entry that was meant as a theraputic rant and a chance to field the opinion of my blogger friends turned into an amazing act of kindness. A local supermarket chain, Roche Bros. that was mentioned only as an alternative to my problem, NOT the source, picked up my rant/blog via alert widget linked to their corporate name. I received an email that same afternoon that read:

Candy-

I am the Bakery Merchandiser for Roche Bros. I have read your blog and would like to help.

I apologize that this has turned into a problem.

I then contacted Roche Bros Bakery Merchandiser and not only did he completely take care of my custom bakery needs, he made it convenient for me to arrange pick up at my local Roche Bros. AND they donated the cupcakes to the event! I was floored. I kept repeating to the bakery employee when I was picking up the 60 mini vanilla cupcakes with red frosting,

"Are you sure there is no charge? I think there is a mistake." I was assured there was no mistake and that they were a donation from the Roche Bros. corp.

To Mr. Bakery Merchandiser and to Roche Bros., I thank you, you are one class act.


That Which Fuels The Fire

Before I first met My Guy, one of the ways he was described to me was as a successful business man. What he later told me was that the success of his company was directly related to the hard work and dedication of the men who work for him. He told me that without their commitment, he would not have been able to achieve the success they, as a company, enjoy today.

On Sunday, those same hard working men didn't let us down either. They were there, within a half hour of the phone call, ankle deep in water in our basement, doing whatever was needed, solving problems and taking action without question on their one day off a week.
I cannot thank them enough for, once again, coming to my family's rescue. I truly don't know what we would have done without them.


To the wonderful people I speak of here today and the rest of the "game changers" out there in the world, I say thanks. With my heart swelling with gratitude, I ask the question,

"Can we really change the world with kindness? "

I couldn't think of a better way to try.

14 comments:

RW said...

Cool guys that helped out. That's excellent! Sounds like Your Guy would be a great guy to work for...

is he hiring?

And it sounds to me like Roche Bros. deserves a link because companies like Roche Bros. doing good things like that are not the norm. If I lived in the area I'd make Roche Bros. my regular place for all my grocery needs. Three cheers for Roche Bros.

lol...

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

AWESOME!!!

KIND PEOPLE UNITE!!!

Jim said...

Hmmm . . . now if only Your Guy could also make cupcakes . . . how nice would THAT be? ;-)

Does Roche Bros. also do whoopie pies? If not, they should, with a name like that.

[Whoopie pies are good old French-Canadian New England food, for those who are so unfortunate to have never had one. Labadie's Bakery in Lewiston, ME, will mail you a whole box that you can eat yourself. I mean . . . that's what I've heard . . . :-)]

XO

Heff said...

"The Power of Blogging compells them..."

Scott Oglesby said...

Amazingly positive post Candy. Of course we can change the world with kindness; it’ll change itself when enough people are able to turn the corner from the egoic mind to the enlightened mind.

I only wish I were there to help as well. Giving is the best experience in the world whether it’s time, money or even thoughts…

Great post!!

Sir Thomas AKA (Winters Reaper) said...

I use to think that way to.. but the more people they dont practice this...
makes it really tough on the rest of us...

SkylersDad said...

I have not heard of Roche brothers, but kudos to them for helping out!

Cobie said...

Wow! If there was a Roche Bros. in Canada, I'd give them my business! Hey, bakery manager - you totally rock!

Cora said...

Awwwwwwwwww.

*sniffle*

:-)

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Hahaha, RW did what I came here to do. That was seriously outstanding of Roche Bros. to donate free cupcakes because cupcakes are what makes the world happy. Cupcakes and the Lolololo guy. Combine the two and well...world peace, I assume. It's nice that there are great customer service companies out there still and that some of them are bakeries. YUM! :)

The Dental Maven said...

I L O V E, Love it when good things happen to good people! May the trend continue for you, Candy!

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Very cool post! It gives me hope that there is goodness in the world...

Prunella Jones said...

Kind people rock!

the walking man said...

Kindness needs be doled out in smaller portions these days don't want to give the world a freekin' heart attack even though we do.