February 14 Post Script: Paper Delivery Leprechaun


In my last post, in which I offered thoughts about expanding our usual notions of Valentine’s Day, I shared some experiences of kindness received.

One of these was a description of how the paper delivery man had been walking the morning newspaper up to the front door of our house all winter, during one of the harshest seasons experienced in Chicago in many years.  I’d noted my unsuccessful attempts to present him with a gift card as a thank you for his extra effort and thoughtfulness.


I am happy to report that the morning after posting this essay I was able to present the gift card to the Paper Delivery Leprechaun.

Such is the Valenkind Day Circle of Appreciation.  Oh happy day.