05 February 2009
Danke Schoen, Darling, Danke Schoen
The title of this post is dedicated to a friend out in LA named Brian a/k/a THE "movie expert." Most conversations you'll have with him are peppered with random movie quotes (many undoubtedly going over my head) and I am pretty sure he can recite the movie Ferris Beuller's Day Off from start to finish...word for word...perfectly. For those of us from a certain generation, this was a seminal movie -- I actually remember cutting school to go see it - sorry, mom -- and probably where many of us got our first taste of this fine song covered by Wayne Newton.
The cupcakes featured today are for a customer's husband who wanted to say thank you (or I guess it is "Merci" in this case) to a colleague. Said colleague is male but since he has two young daughters at home, the cupcake order was for something pretty and girly. I was delighted to oblige, especially for this occasion as it's such a kind and simple gesture.
I spend many hours a week doing PR for a not-for-profit organization here in Paris. There are over 160 volunteers and none of us get paid a single centime for our time. I am constantly reminding myself to thank the members on my team. A thank you...an acknowledgment for the long hours...recognition for work well done...a thoughtful gift...all can go such a long way. I speak from experience and I don't know why people don't do it more often.
For Every Occasion, A Cupcake. Mark this one a very sweet way to show your gratitude!