Day 2 — The Candy Bowl
Photo courtesy of Maureen Churchill
Last week at work I unexpectedly received a gift card from an online company I’ve used in the past. They were trying to entice me to shop with them again and apparently their marketing worked, because I soon found myself browsing the company's website.
While perusing, I realized they sold candy and, instantly, a light bulb went off. In my office there is a woman who keeps a fully stocked candy bowl on her desk. Everyone is encouraged to stop by and grab some sugar whenever they feel so inclined — and we’ve all needed it on certain afternoons.
I decided I would use this unexpected opportunity to buy candy for her, doing my own small part to keep the bowl full. I’ve seen others do the same, and any contribution, no matter how small, helps create a sense of community among us.
The candy arrived this morning, and when I took it over to her desk she was very excited. The bowl is now full of “good stuff,” meaning chocolates and mini candy bars, which are always the first things to go. As I watched people stop by her desk today it made me feel good to know I had done my part. Even little gestures, no matter how small, can reach far beyond what we might imagine.