Benny got this letter from a postal employee and it made me proud. Read it and let me know if you feel the same:
"It seems that people are always taking pot shots at the USPS. Every time I read something negative, it hits me square in the chest. I get personally offended. I feel like all the schoolyard bullies can’t wait to kick me for what I do. Even my own family gets their digs, as they toss out barbs to remind me of what a 'horrible place' I work for. Life is all about the choices we make. I chose to take a test and say yes when I was called. How many of us gave up the dream of college to support our new families and then never found the time to go back?
"Every time I hear the term "junk mail" I feel small. I feel that my job and my life offend people.
But this is my life. Twenty five years of it and I’m proud to do this job. I'm proud to serve my customers. I like to think I make a difference to somebody, no matter how small my contribution is on a national scale.
I remember how honored I was I was when I did my paperwork on my first day. I remember when I took the oath to protect the mail. I remember when I cashed my first paycheck. I remember all the ways the Postal Service has provided for me and my family. I remember the pay, the benefits, the security, the vacations and the way of life I have. It puts a roof over my head and provides for my family. I try to keep that in my mind and never take my wonderful job for granted.
I cannot forget the Postal Service when so many want to malign her name. When they mock us, abuse us, and call us names I want to stand up and shout. I know better. I know what I do is important to America. And most of my coworkers feel the same way. Together, we work hard to make a difference.
So on this day, I will go to work, loud and proud. I love the Postal Service."
-- Lisa N., Spokane, WA
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