If you were to offer a thirsty man all wisdom,
you would not please him more than if you gave him a drink.
~ Sophocles ~
It’s August. It’s oppressively hot in most of the U.S. There is a simple and inexpensive thing that you can do to brighten somebody’s day. Offer them a drink of cold water.
For years, we have kept bottles of cold water on hand in our refrigerator. We routinely hand them out people who do work for us or deliver packages. Our UPS deliveryman says that we are the only customers who have ever done this for him. Our lawn mowing/trimming crew, trash collector, postal worker, and various repair folks all say the same thing. You would not believe the radiant smiles and expressions of gratitude that we get for such a simple and unexpected gift!
Service people work hard for a living, particularly this time of year. I hope that you will consider starting a similar tradition of your own!