“You Like Me, You Really Like Me”

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Words of Gratitude Trump Money

Have you heard this quote? Do you remember who said it? Most people respond, “Sally Field.” Some may remember her 1984 Oscar winning performance as Norma Ray in the movie, “Places in the Heart.” Even people who were born after 1985 know this phrase, having heard it in parodies and quotes. Are you ready for the truth? Sally Field never … Read More

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

3 Reasons to Thank Your Kids

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The end of the school year is around the corner. Working parents juggle camps, day care, and visits to the grandparents while the stay-at-home parent prepares for a summer of activities, pool and park time, and moments of boredom—for the kids, I mean.  That’s the reason now is a good time to think about the things you love about your … Read More

How to Thank a Teacher

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Would you like to thank a teacher that made an impact on your life?  Did they help you get to where you are today?  Have you ever let them know what a difference they made?  Read on for an example of a note you could write. An Outstanding Role Model When I think about the teachers I admire the most, … Read More