Subject: Gift of TIME!
Here's a heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little
girl and some construction workers. This will make you believe that
we CAN make a difference when we give a child the gift of your time.
A young family moved into a house next door to a vacant lot. One day,
a construction crew came in and began building a house on the empty
lot. The family's 5-year-old daughter became interested in all the
activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the
Eventually, the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-rough,
more or less adopted her as a project mascot. They chatted with
her, let her sit with them while they took coffee and lunch breaks,
an gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.
At the end of the first week, the men presented her with a pay
envelope which contained 2.00. The little girl took this home to her
mother, who said all the appropriate words of admiration, and suggested
that they take the money she received to the bank to start a savings account.
When they talked to the bank teller, she was equally impressed and
asked the little girl how she had earned her very own paycheck at
such a young age. The child proudly replied, "I worked last week with
the crew building the house next door to us."
My goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on
the house again this week, too?" The little girl replied, "I will if those
assholes at Home Depot ever deliver the fuckin' sheet rock."
Aren't little girls precious...