Tuesday, December 10, 2013

She was very happy

I made one of our employees very happy today when I asked her if she wanted to join me on a shopping trip to a Christmas store. She dropped her mop and cleaning supplies and said "yes." So, I moved all her supplies off to the side so no one would trip over them and we took off to Wadi Sacra.

I saw this place last night as I was on my way to a concert at the Greek Melkite Cathedral. We were singing Christmas carols at the church as a fundraiser for the King Hussein charity for those with disabilities.

However, our housekeeper's eyes bugged out when she saw all the Christmas decorations. She runs around the Jesuit Center keeping everything tidy and neat and she delights in the smallest Christmas ornaments. I thought I would take her to the store to buy her something. She sparkled. She kept admiring and stroking certain ornamental pieces and she marvelled at all the sparkles. I bought her a few things that she admired most.

On the ride back, she kept saying in English, "I am very, very happy. I am very, very happy."


  1. Like a kid in a candy store, and you don't have to worry about inciting dental caries...[smile].

  2. What a beautiful act of generosity and kindness! Thank you for sharing this.

    1. I still smile when I think of the experience.