5 Ways Gratitude Makes You More Likable

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Are you the person people feel drawn to? The person who makes everyone feel at ease and welcome? The one everyone enjoys being around? Do you know someone like this? Maybe it is you. If not, it could be. How can we do this? One way is to be grateful. Developing an attitude of gratitude leads to a more likable … Read More

The Art of Writing a Professional Thank You Note

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Are Thank You Notes Necessary? You may think thank you notes are a relic from the past. However, many employers and influential people disagree. This week I attended the Association for Women In Communication (AWC) Empowerment Summit where several Vice Presidents, CEO’s and other influential leaders emphasized the importance of sending a well-written thank you note. Why should you send … Read More

Grateful for Millennials

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Last week, I had the opportunity to speak to more than 100 Millennials — high school juniors and seniors — about gratitude and how to write thank you notes. It was a gratifying experience. Millennials today. Despite generational stereotypes, each one actively listened, participated, asked probing questions and responded to my questions. They were engaged. I did not see one cell … Read More

Who Is Grateful for Hairballs?

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Let’s have some fun with hairballs and gratitude! Today, the last Friday in April is National Hairball Awareness Day. No kidding. There is a day devoted to hairballs. Since today’s blog is a departure from our typical topics, you may be wondering—what do hairballs have to do with gratitude or appreciation. Well, if you have a furry friend then you … Read More

Happiness in 2016!

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Would you rather make a resolution or receive a reward? Reward suggests you are receiving or giving money or payment for something good that’s been done. Rewards elicit happy feelings of gratitude. A resolution indicates you are solving a problem, making a promise (you probably won’t keep resulting in discouragement and guilt). I’d much prefer rewards over resolutions, wouldn’t you? … Read More

The Gratitude Jar

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Start your own Gratitude Movement at home! After a recent speaking engagement, one of the attendees, Stacy, shared with me that she and her husband started a Gratitude Jar. Every day they each write a grateful thought on a slip of paper, date it, and drop it in the jar. It could be an ‘in the moment’ thank you such as … Read More