Dear “Mr. Garbage Guys”…

Today, I spotted you picking up something heavy. As you lifted the object my first thought was “What a thankless job.” I wondered how you do this full-time everyday. Through summer’s smoldering nearly 100 degree temps to well below freezing wintery days. I thought of the ridiculous hours you put in and felt compelled to let you know how much I appreciate you.

I apologize for waiting so long to let you know…

I thought about how incredibly hungry you must be after hours of heavy lifting. I hoped you were able to have a good breakfast and I wished I could feed you lunch.

I wondered how you yourself feel about your line of work. I wondered if you feel valued…

Very few people would or could handle your job. It takes a very special human to dispose of other people’s trash. Today, I prayed for your safety. I thought about how you risk your lives riding on the back of a truck from country roads to busy highways.

I wondered what your names are and if you have families. I hoped you are compensated well…YOU DESERVE IT!

Today, God opened by eyes a little wider…

Finally, I want you to know…I did call the company for your names today. Left a message hoping to hear back soon. I want to know your names so I can personally thank each and every one of you who have served our family in this way. Again, I’m sorry it took so long to recognize you but I promise to try harder in the future.

Sincerely,

THE MILLER FAMILY

Thoughts for today…

  1. NOTE TO SELF…Get better at thanking those with what seems to be thankless jobs.
  2. Garbage guys/gals are SUPERHERO’S!
  3. Choose JOY everyday!

4 comments on “Dear “Mr. Garbage Guys”…

  1. I love this so much, Lisa!

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  2. Krista Petty

    One of my dad’s statements is “it takes everyone to make the world go around”…everyone is important and valuable! Good thoughts Lisa!

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