Last week there was a lump in my throat all because of something I did not expect and took me completely by surprise. On Wednesday Kathy and I presided over our last meeting as co-presidents of DCPASR. I have written about this before.
When we got to the church and entered the room where we hold our meetings many people were already there. Nothing new since it jakes us 45 minutes to an hour to drive down depending on traffic. However, at the places where we normally sit, next to our secretary, there was a flower and a card with our names on it.
I looked at our secretary and she said we needed to open it during the meeting. I called the meting to order and opened the card before starting the business portion of the meeting. It was a “Thank You” from the Board for our past three years of service as co-presidents. Inside was also a Visa gift card in a sizable amount – one that really floored me.
We did not expect anything since all we did was our job over the last three years. Nothing was done when the last president’s term came to an end so there was no precedent set. I can say that we were both thankful and humbled by their generosity and kind words.
It is true that those unexpected acts of kindness are the most greatly appreciated.