When I got home from work the other day the sliding barn door in our loft was open, and an elevator was set up. We started making dinner, and when I went out to feed the animals I looked up to see a trailer full of hay backing down the driveway. Two of our good friends we farm with hopped out of the truck, my husband came out of the house, and the three of them got started filling up the loft with 100 plus bales. Even though I lift and stack bales at a much slower pace than the boys, I usually help. But I went in to finish dinner, and they got it all done right as I made it back outside. If anyone has ever said to you, “Hey, Blister!” then you know I got made fun of for showing up right when the work was done.
I climbed up into the loft, looked around, and thought about how the three of them just did all that work in about a half hour, like it was no big deal. I thought to myself, wow, how fortunate am I to have these people in my life. Baling hay has always been a part of the farm’s operation, but now they’ve got a girl with two horses to feed. And they don’t seem to bat an eye.
I offered them dinner, but there was work to be done, so they got back in the truck and headed out. I started to think about what I could do to say thank you, and cookies it was! I added a little note that read, “Thank you for everything,” and sent them with my husband the next night when he went to the farm.
It was a small gesture, but I’ve learned how much those small gestures can mean when it comes to simply saying, “Thanks.”
And to give credit where credit is due, here’s the link to the recipe I used: Soft & Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies.