Appreciating the Unappreciated

I recently played at a band shell in Westby, WI. So fun and such great people! Great night of family worship.

After the concert, I met some friends from a while back at a Youth District Conference the band and I played for at the KI Center in Green Bay. So fun to connect and learn about how God had used those events to shape them.

I asked one of the guys what he does for a living now and he said he worked for a food company called Organic Valley where they package organic cheese. I got totally excited because we love that cheese. It’s the best ever. Then to learn he is the guy who actually packages it.

I couldn’t help but tell him thank you.

Sounds a bit over done but honestly because he does what he does  my family get great cheese. His job is not glamorous but his piece of the process still matters and means something.

I Got Some Organic Cheese! They had some with them!

I Got Some Organic Valley Cheese! They had some with them!

There are so many men and women who do things that are not seen and yet their piece of the puzzle and system is so needed. I think about those amazing people who clean bathrooms at airports. Wow!

How about those great garbage people who take away your trash? Yes I know we pay for the service but still, not an easy gig day after day.

I’m grateful for those people who inspect the eggs at an egg packaging plant so that my eggs don’t arrive broken or with little chicks in them.

That’s just a few…Can you do this?

Tell them thank you when you see them. Pause on your journey, walk over to that person and tell them thanks for what they do, even if it’s their job!

Why? Cause we need them to do what they are doing.

What are some people you know like this?

Share your thoughts.

God is good all the time!

Peder