For years I’ve been a 6 a.m. regular at the Y.
For almost as long, Patti has been there behind the front desk. Her smile and cheerful greeting make those long steps to the Fitness Center a little less steep, the early morning hour a little more bearable.
For the past few weeks, I nursed a hernia (surgery went well — thanks, Dr. Meinke!). As a result, I cut back on my Y visits.
When I walked in the other day, Patty was on the case.
“You were on my list to call,” she said. “I haven’t seen you in a while. Is everything okay?”
She was relieved to hear it is.
And I was relieved by her concern. It made my day week month year decade.