My sons and I started a new tradition when we travel which has proven to be a consistently wonderful experience. We agreed that they would give a gift to one staff member at each hotel we visit and that they had the honor of choosing the most commendable recipient.
The gentleman who received the gift today worked in the engineering department and brought up a rollaway bed for us. He went out of his way to make the boys feel at home in “his” hotel. He was doing more than a job; he was serving a fellow human being and he obviously cherished the privilege.
The boys were excited to acknowledge the gentleman’s service and gave he and his family a box of French macarons we found at a lovely little shop in Naples, Florida called Le Macaron. He was visibly touched to receive such an unexpected gift from two young boys who were so obviously contented by giving, but perhaps more significantly, all of us felt blessed to transform a typically banal situation into an edifying moment of mutual appreciation.