It’s hard to be a turkey when we are thankful and grateful.
What energizes you as you start the work day? How can we be more purposeful and intentional to rev up our engines?
Gratitude empowers the leader and everyone around them and makes us better. It helps us give people the benefit of good intentions realizing they want to succeed, and they want to be valued.
It’s 5:45 a.m., the coffee pot is beginning to brew and I can smell that wonderful aroma in the kitchen. Oliver, our Yorkie, is staring at me to let me know he would love his good morning treat as I reach over and open the dishwasher and set my favorite coffee cup by the coffee pot. Turning back, I place the glasses and cups in the middle cabinet. Bowls, one pot, one baking sheet and the big stuff are quickly put away. Easing back over to the dishwasher, I grab all of the silverware and sort it into the individual bins.
It amazes me that when I focus on how grateful I am for big things in my life or even a little thing like a suitcase making the weight limit, I have more energy, confidence and ability to navigate life’s many ups and downs.
As we come upon one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving, it always helps me reflect on how much I have to be thankful for. I am certainly blessed more than I deserve. I also occasionally hear,...