Saying Thank You to Essential Workers

The day before we got the stay at home orders from the Colorado Governor, I took a couple of my Girl Scouts to local grocery stores to deliver Girl Scout Cookies. The idea was to leave cookies in the break room to thank employees for dealing with cranky customers and keeping the shelves stocked.
We went to all the stores what allowed our girls to sell cookies, as well as the two Costco’s in town; my mom works for a Costco in California and said they would love it if we left them cookies. I have to say, the Costco employees gave us the warmest response! Two of the Walmarts we visited couldn’t take the cookies (but the other 7 could). Since a few of the Walmarts said ‘no’ we stopped by one of the girls’ favorite Safeway and gave some to their employees. We also passed some cookies out to firefighters at the store buying food and some people experiencing homelessness downtown.

Next we headed to a local truck stop to deliver cookies to truck drivers. Lots of hand sanitizer and social distancing was applied. Most of the truckers were sleeping in their cabs, so we just left cookies on their stairs with notes.

It was a well spent afternoon and when we were done the girls were happy with what they did. In the next few days the outpouring of gratitude from the truck drivers was amazing! Many found us on social media and posted ‘Thank-yous’ to my girls. We felt kind of weird getting thank-yous because we wanted to thank them, but it was great seeing the girls faces light up as I read them the responses. Have you thanked a truck driver (or other essential employee) today?


Author: Laura M Clark

Laura has summited over 500 peaks above 13,000' solo, including being the first woman to solo summit all of the Colorado 14ers, as well as the centennials. After each hike, she writes trip reports for each one and publishes them on her blog, which is read by fans all over the world. Author of Wild Wanderer: Summiting Colorado’s 200 Highest Peaks, which is available to purchase on Amazon.

One thought on “Saying Thank You to Essential Workers”

  1. What a wonderful expression of kindness and love for those who are seldom thanked and appreciated for their services to mankind.You went above and beyond what most people would even think of .doing.You go beyond the word of awesome.I was once and over the road driver and never experienced this kind of gratitude.God Love You collectivly and individually .Thank You.


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