Giving Gratitude: Part I

It’s about that time of the year again for all of the feel good stuff we love so much. Although we should find ways to express our gratitude everyday, we are showing ours this holiday season. For the last three years, Snoqualmie has hand-delivered ice cream to local fire stations, so each Tuesday for the next three weeks, Manny (our delivery driver) and I get the humble privilege of dropping off gallon tubs and pints of holiday ice cream to several fire stations in Snohomish and King County. Last Tuesday, we were able to visit about 20 stations in Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Kenmore, Bothell, and Snohomish.

Here are a couple of fun memories to take you through our day with our community heroes!

 

First stop, Lynnwood Station No. 15. – Lynnwood, WA

Pictured left and right: Firefighters from the Lynnwood Station No. 15 (then Manny happy as a clam in the middle). We were lucky to start off the day with a quick tour and they even showed their SWAT car!

Pictured left and right: Firefighters from the Lynnwood Station No. 15 (then Manny happy as a clam in the middle). We were lucky to start off the day with a quick tour and they even showed their SWAT car!

Hill Top Station – Lynnwood, WA

Pictured: Manny on the left, Chief Hughes on the right. He greeted us with “Oh my gosh, Snoqualmie Ice Cream? I absolutely love you guys!” then shared that he takes his family to our Scoop Shop every Summer. Insert melting heart here - we appreciate you, Chief Hughes!

Pictured: Manny on the left, Chief Hughes on the right. He greeted us with “Oh my gosh, Snoqualmie Ice Cream? I absolutely love you guys!” then shared that he takes his family to our Scoop Shop every Summer. Insert melting heart here - we appreciate you, Chief Hughes!

Station No. 10 – Lynnwood, WA

From left to right: Firefighters Larry, Cory, Les, & Jenn. The crew at Station 10 was wonderful!

From left to right: Firefighters Larry, Cory, Les, & Jenn. The crew at Station 10 was wonderful!

Station No. 25 – Kirkland, WA

Thanks to Fire Fighters Matt & Kevin for making Manny’s dreams come true (he had been wanting to sit inside a truck the entire day)! Fun Fact: Kevin (pictured on the right) & his wife love to make a date out of their day to come to the Maltby Café and the Scoop Shop.

Thanks to Fire Fighters Matt & Kevin for making Manny’s dreams come true (he had been wanting to sit inside a truck the entire day)! Fun Fact: Kevin (pictured on the right) & his wife love to make a date out of their day to come to the Maltby Café and the Scoop Shop.

It was an honor to be able to shake hands with people who dedicate their service to us. To see genuine smiles of happiness graze the faces of our community heroes, and to be able to have sweet exchanges of deep gratitude for each other gives me feelings of inexplicable joy for the work I do with this abundantly generous company. How can I even call this work? I am so lucky!

 

Whether it’s sharing ice cream, a smile, or even a moment – share something with someone this season. At the end of the day, it’s all about purpose. It’s all about being able to spread the greater good with the work we do that goes beyond our positions and beyond the product.

 

Tune in for next week!

 

- Kay

 

 

 

 

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