I am moving from one office cubicle to another to be closer to my team. One of my co-workers told me right away that he would help me move.

I was offsite on Monday and yesterday, so I was planning to clean the cubicle I am moving to this morning, but yesterday, D e-mailed me to let me know he had wiped down the desk for me (which he said was kind of dirty. The cubicle had sat empty for over a year and was used as a storage area and by visitors on our floor). I was surprised, but grateful! I told him I’d buy him lunch, but he said “sure, but in October.” (Huh? I think he is just truly helpful and doesn’t want people to make a big deal of it.)

This morning, I surprised him by buying him breakfast–a McDonald’s McDelight meal, to thank him. He was the one who told me about the McDelight when it first came out, and I prefer to give gifts that are meaningful to the receiver.

I am grateful for my co-worker who wants to help me. He was also the first to sign up for the community support events I am planning in the future at work. To be around good and kind people at work make a difference, since we are there for long hours most of the week, sometimes working on high-stress projects. It helps a lot!