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The Thank You Project

 

 

Dear Keith’s K & A Automotive,

Each time I make the turn from Bethel Church Road on to Covenant Road, I get a treat. Out in the never-ending sea of street, pavement and parking lots, you’ve carefully placed thriving little islands of blooming plants, trailing roses and happy greenery.

I’ve long been grateful for the unexpected joy that blooms at your business. I applauded with the Forest Acres Appearance Commission when they honored your green thumbs a few years ago. It would be so easy for a busy small business owner to ignore those small spaces or let them go wild, but you and your staff never do.

Year after year, you nurture, plant and mulch dedicating part of your busy grounds to natural beauty. What’s so compelling is that there’s no ordinance or law requiring you to make your corner pretty. But that’s just what you do, season after season.

Each year you prove you’re more than just a part of this community. It’s part of your business plan to make your neighborhood a better place to work, live and learn.

We see your commitment on the way to Harmony School every day and it’s inspiring. Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

Julie Turner

 

The Thank You Project is a yearlong Wordsmith letter writing and blog project. I’m recognizing and thanking people who enrich my life and make my community an even better place to live. 

8 Comments

  • Cathy Monetti on Mar 15, 2012 Reply

    love!

    • julie on Mar 15, 2012 Reply

      Thank you!

  • Nancy on Mar 15, 2012 Reply

    I was thinking just this week how lovely that corner is. Another good choice, Julie.

    • julie on Mar 15, 2012 Reply

      Thank you and thanks for taking the time to comment!

  • Beth Cleary on Mar 14, 2012 Reply

    Julie,
    what kind words you have.. the lady responsible for that, Caroline, who worked the front desk at K&A was in a horrible accident and was out of work for a long time..I think she may be back now..she works so hard on her little corner.. Stop in and say hi, they are great people and “locally owned.”

    • julie on Mar 15, 2012 Reply

      Thanks for commenting, Beth. I’ve heard their work is good, too. We’ll have to give them a try.

  • Aunt Dee on Mar 14, 2012 Reply

    Hooray, what a nice way to start the day with beautiful blooms and not a trashy plot.

    • julie on Mar 15, 2012 Reply

      It really is such a treat!

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