I was passing through production on my way up to my office this afternoon to blog about another beautiful custom award we created. My eyes aren’t as good as they used to be so I was squinting to see one of our most loyal employees clearly enough to figure out if she was wearing a swim cap to work today. As I got closer I realized Joan had shaved off all of her hair. She explained to me that her sister was going through chemo and promised her as a show of support she would share in the experience so that she did not feel alone.
I was very moved by this and proud yet again to have someone like Joan on our team. We talk about and train for teamwork and unity here all of the time but then someone reminds you that true support and empathy is an emotion and a feeling that special people emit naturally. You can’t teach it all so when you see it recognize it and take a moment to appreciate it.
Joan, thanks for sharing your experience with all of us at FineAwards.com!