Thorns and Roses 21 Feb. 2013

Roses to:

• Steven, the manager of Manolito’s at the Swabian Special Events Center — He gave a man with a large suitcase a ride to the conference center in Building 2407 after the man had walked all the way from the front gate (in what quickly became a snow blizzard) to the Swabian in error. Understanding the man was late to his conference and from out of town, instead of just giving directions, Steven gave the man a lift.

• Mr. James of the Patch Commissary Deli — He’s helpful, patient, always smiling and in a great mood, even during the noon rush hour. And he makes the best sandwiches. Thanks for the cookies!  

Thorns and Roses is about recognizing those who do a good job or make life a little easier. It’s also about people who need to be a little more considerate of others.

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