The Thank You Note
by Kristi Jo Jedlicki
The thank you note was written on a scrap piece of paper that was carefully folded up and gently pressed into the palm of my hand by one of our regular guests at the day shelter for homeless men where I have the pleasure and privilege of working. The note was written in pencil, and the handwriting was small, yet very neat. What it lacked in proper grammar and sentence structure, it more than made up for in its heartfelt sentiment.
The note began with “Shorts 38 or 40”, indicating that the author of said note was in need of a new pair of underwear. What most of us consider to be a basic staple of our wardrobe, this gentleman considers to be a luxury item. While I could not provide him with permanent housing, which is the ultimate item every one…
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