Today I was fortunate enough to receive a couple of tips at work. They were not monetary tips, no they were greater than that. I received a book and a good review. Might not sound like a lot but it made my day.
The book was given to me by a professor of plasma physics from Columnist University. Like I stated many times before, my job allows me to meet interesting people. The professor comes in from time to time to have talks with me. The book was an unexpected gift, it is a book about math. We had a conversation yesterday and I spoke of my past as a mathematical athlete. I never expected him to take note of it and get me a book to further my learning on the subject. Out of the kindness of his heart he took it upon himself to give me a gift that would help me better myself. As many readers of this site know, I love reading so this is a perfect gift for me.
The second gift was from a lady who works in realestate. Just like the professor she is in her 70s, so they both have a wealth of knowledge. She wrote a nice note for my boss. Just that little token of appreciation shows that what I do is appreciated. Remember it's the little things that count. Before you guys go off saying that money tips are better, stop. Money will only last for so long, but these gifts will stay with me till the end.