Bottle of Ocean Spray Cranberry JuiceThe best thing I have purchased in a while was some cranberry juice from the convenience store.

I got more out of that purchase than I have purchasing things that are supposed to make people feel really great like cars and gadgets and other shiny stuff.

I am not knocking cars and gadgets, but they don’t fill my heart with gratitude the way being blessed with the opportunity to buy a couple cranberry juices for somebody who likes cranberry juice and got a milk instead with her Meals on Wheels does. She was so kind. She just said “PLEASE tell them I really do drink the cranberry juice.” She mentioned it had been missing the last 2 days.

She was the second to last stop on my route. After I delivered one more meal a few doors down, I went to the convenience store and got her some juice. Less than five bucks and five minutes made a difference in her day. She remembered it the following week and brought up how much she appreciated it.

I am thankful for a work life that allows me to do things like my Meals on Wheels route. I am thankful for the knowledge that those 2 bottles of cranberry juice and the extra time to make her lunchtime better that day were the best investment opportunity I had seen in a while.

To volunteer with Meals on Wheels Brazos County, call 979-823-2203.