Fellow Canadians may also be enjoying a Thanksgiving afterglow. Turkey soup, a last sliver of pie, and warm memories of thanks offered up in myriad ways.
Gratitude and its expression in thanks plays such an important role in our lives. I dare say that the humble “thank you”, expressed sincerely, plays as powerful a role in in our work relationships and happiness as it does in our personal lives. Thank you for making that generous introduction. Thank you for lunch. Thank you for staying back until 7pm to meet the deadline. Thank you for making everything work so smoothly all the time. Thank you for saving my bacon when my slide show disappeared. Thank you for including me, teaching me, correcting my error. Thank you for supporting me.
In the last week or two, while I have been beavering away on launching this website and blog, many people pitched in — friends who gave honest feedback about the structure and copy, Fiverr.com gurus who created the images, clients who penned generous testimonials. So after this post I plan to practice what I preach: brew a pot of tea and send a few notes out to my beloved network. I hope you will do the same. Think of someone who deserves your thanks, and email them a note right now. Better still, give them a call. Pop into their office. Invite them to lunch. Buy them a great book. Or write a handwritten note, put a stamp on it, and post it. You can almost hear the whoosh of good karma, can’t you?