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I’ve been enjoying friends and time away for Thanksgiving. This time of the year reminds us of the value of gratitude. Thus, I thought it was an opportune time to discuss gratitude and remind us how important it can be for both personal and professional success.

Don’t we all feel more engaged when we know we are appreciated? Of course! I’d like to express gratitude for my family (especially my parents for their never-ending dedication to the success of their children and grandchildren and the value of family), my health (nothing much matters without family and health in the end…), great friends, good clients (what could be better than enjoying the people you spend your days with!), exciting travel (I’ve been very fortunate to have visited numerous countries and exciting locations), and the list goes on.

One tip to implement this week:

It is a great time of the year to look for people to express gratitude to on a daily basis. Why not look for those you might not typically think about thanking? You can make a BIG difference in someone’s day with a well-deserved thank you that you might overlook during other parts of the year. After all, we rush through our days and miss hundreds of opportunities to express gratitude to our co-workers and team members. Make it your mission to find one opportunity each day – and use it!

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