Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Good Deed is Never Lost; He Who Sows Courtesy Reaps Friendship

And He Who Plants Kindness Gathers Love.
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Joy Sprague knows how to brighten the days of her customers.  As the postmistress for Little Cranberry Island, Maine, she actually has customers competing to get their pictures on her post-office wall.  Every 25th customer to use the U.S. Postal Service's Express Mail has a "mug shot" taken, hung on the wall--which is actually a portion of the general store--and then is given a plate of Joy's home-baked cream puffs.

That's not all Joy does to make Little Cranberry, population 90, a friendlier place.  She operates a mail-order stamp business that is so popular her tiny post office ranks fourth in sales out of 450 outlets in Maine.  Why?  Most of Joy's customers are summer visitors who want to stay in contact with the island.  Joy sends a snapshot of an island scene and a handwritten note about island events along with each order.

One of the residents has said, "She invents ways to bring pleasure to others."  Joy has received praise from the U. S. Postmaster General and has the warm affection not only of the local residents, but friends across America who delight in corresponding with her.

What have you done today to brighten some one's life?  It's not too late!

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Galations 6: 7, 9 

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