We could be better

snoopy-thank you

“Although people say they want to be thanked more often at work, fewer than 50% of Americans polled for the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropic organization, reported that they would be very likely to thank salespeople, their mail carriers, or cleaning crews, and just 15% express daily gratitude to friends or colleagues. 74% never or rarely express gratitude to their bosses—but 70% said they’d feel better about themselves if their bosses were more grateful.”

~ Andrew O’Connell – We Could Be Better At Giving ThanksHarvard Business Review


Credits: Stats from HBR.  Image: snoopn4pnuts.com

Thank you…

Thanksgiving, Thanks, Thank you, Blog, Blogger, Blogging, Grateful

…for your inspiring posts, your comments, your friendship and your followership.  B.G. captured my thoughts this morning, I’m grateful for you.

Susan, Mimi, LaDona, Lori, Lorne, Alex, Anake, Anneli, Ashi, Beth, BeckyBonnie, Brenna, Caitlin, Carol, Carolyn, Christian, Clanmother, Cristi, Currie, David, Dale, Darlene, Dogdaz, Frank, Frank, Feygirl, Francine, George, Gretchen, Grisa, Indira, Ioanna, Ivon, Jaz, Jeff, Jenni, John, John, John, Joyce, Kalabalu, Katrina, Keith, Kevin, Kim, Kristin, Kurt, Laurie, Leonard, Lu, LukeManoli, Maralee, Marina, Marion, Mark, MBB, Meikah, Melody, Misafusa, MindfulDiary, MixandMatchmeme, Michael, Michael, Michael, Mirta, OneHot(Mess), Ophelia, Naomikko, Nat, Nia, Peter, Paul Mark, Ray, Refeatheringthenest, Renee, Rich, Rick, Rob, Sandy, Sandy Sue, Sarah, Senczyjawa, Simplecherishes, S.L., Sonia, Susan, Stephen, Stephen, Steve, Steve, Sylvia, Todd, Thomas, Tony, Tina, Val, Verna, Wally, Zezil…and for all of my other followers that I didn’t recognize…my apologies…and thank you.


Image Source: Modified Carl Richards Circle of Gratitude | Behavior Gap Behavior Gap

Today is September 11th…

In  memory of September 11th, grab your kleenex…

Thankful Sunday…

FOR:

  • My Health: I can walk.  I can run.  (Do I? No.  But I can.)
  • My Son: Despite a $300 bill for car repair after Friday night with friends. (“God Grant Me Patience”)
  • My Followers: Each Follower. Each “LIKE.” Each re-blog. Each Comment. This new community.
  • My Eyes: I can read.  Oh, do I love to read…with the ferocity of a dog on bone.
  • My Ears: I can hear.  This morning’s music. Sade. Baker. Krall.  Mayer.  All take me peacefully away.
  • My Dog: Tail wagging. Happy – always happy.
  • My Warm Days: And gentle April breezes.
  • My Peace: Finding inner peace. Setting aside anger, the rush, the chase. Set it aside pal. Do it. For today.

      Image Credit: Kourneyrae.tumblr.com

      Here dies another day (or work week)…

       

      “Here dies another day
      During which I have had eyes, ears, hands
      And the great world around me;
      And with tomorrow begins another.
      Why am I allowed two?”

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      “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by
      wonder.”

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      - G.K. Chesteron

       


      Sources:

      1. Inspired by LaDona @ LaDona’s Music Studio 
      2. Image: shetakesflight