I am thankful for my workmates who had to assist me today because of a sprained ankle. I wanted to handle matters on my own but I was not too proud to admit that I needed help walking about. I asked for help and the workmates I have only known for three months (just moved into my new job last December), were ready to assist me.
I could not help but worry I was wasting their time so I kept on apologizing. What touched and struck me the most was when one told me to not apologize and that I was not being a nuisance or an inconvenience. I wanted to cry when I read that message because it meant a lot to me for reasons too many to detail.
I could not help but be thankful too that where I moved to further my career, I found people who do not turn down opportunities to assist and be a source of guidance as I navigated my way in this new setting I am in. I saw it in the way they attended to my inquiries and the way they set aside time to show me how things are done here. And today, they were willing to assist me in the most basic sense–walking.
When we find people like them, we treasure them. I hope to be able to give back all the kindness they have shown me since I first started here.