Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Smiling and Organizing Papers

What a fun day today!! I helped an older woman, "Cathy", sort out and organize some of her papers and boxes she has accumulated in her lifetime. Our goal was to make space in her living area to invite friends to her home. We did not get a before shot because she was so excited to get started, we just forgot. There were boxes and papers all over her sofa, as they were two weeks ago at the inital consult.

When I left the sofa was cleared off and ready for her friends to visit. She ended up with a partially filled box of important personal documents and memorabilia. I took away one large bag to the dumpster and one box of documents to be shredded.

Now, I mentioned lifetime earlier because Cathy had saved her father's paperwork from 1953! Interesting to see all these old documents, however no need to keep these records.

I enjoyed today because I love helping people, especially the elderly. Cathy told me some great stories about some of the items we sorted through. She began to get excited as progess was being made in finding her sofa again. When I finished, she was truly pleased with my help and I felt great knowing I did a good job.

You know, sometimes you come across someone who just makes you smile. I am quite thankful for meeting Cathy.

What did you do for a client that made you feel wonderful?


Melanie Dennis, CPO said...

I love our job! Good conversation, a little education, lots of support, a better quality of life for our clients, a hug and a paycheck--what is not to love?

Stevie said...

:) Even when you're not helping people, you always put smiles on everyones faces. This is why you're so freakin awesome!

Unknown said...

Your awsesome

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Sames Blogs said...

Oh, I soooo get the paper thing. I LOVE LOVE helping others organize their papers. Ever see the episode of Friends where Monica got to make files for Chandlers job hunt? YEP, that is me. I helped a client organize her papers from the kitchen drawers, her purse and living room, into a nice organized file. Such satisfaction!

Angie Weid said...

Hey, thanks for all the great comments!!