One of our customers has a son who just turned five. And like so many five year-old boys, he LOVES trucks. But not just any trucks, he loves the garbage truck that comes to his house every week. In fact, he watches for them so he can see the whole process when they pick up the trash. This year our customer made arrangements for her son't birthday to be extra special. On his birthday morning, the truck driver stopped at the door to personally wish her little boy a happy birthday. It made his day.
In fact, it made such an impression that she called us and asked for a custom cookie order of garbage trucks labeled for Midwest City as a thank you for their part in her son's big day. That was not exactly a typical request we get here, so we had to ask for the story behind the cookies.
When we heard the rest of this story, it made our day to see that someone understood just how important their job was. They were not a "garbage truck driver." They were a community builder and dream maker for a little boy. It reminded us of a great quote from Dr. Martin Luther King:
"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
We were honored to be a small part of a noble and well-deserved "thank you" to someone who let their light shine last week.