Blogs

Say thank you!

I got a lovely thank you message from my manager this morning...prompted by her hearing on the radio on the journey into work, that today is National Thank You Day!  There was very good reason for the thanks (to me and my team) as we've had some challenges this week, which we've worked brilliantly together to resolve.

Now whatever the origins of this national day (commercially driven or not), this is a great reminder and opportunity to say thank you to people in your lives.  Or even if today is not the right day for you to do that - let it be that reminder that all year round, a little thanks can go a really long way, it can bolster motivation, create a real feeling of satisfaction, and boost team spirit.

Whether on a personal or professional level, there's something that makes me really smile when I am genuinely thanked - so if there is someone who deserves some thanks from you, and you haven't quite gotten around to giving it - then today is the day to remember the power of 'Thank you'...

Email me when people comment –

You need to be a member of DPG Community to add comments!

Join DPG Community

Comments

  • Hi Kathryn, what a great reminder about the power a 'thanks' can have. It may be a small word, but it can mean so much! Being self-employed and spending quite a lot of time working from home, it reminds me how much I am still part of a bigger team and that we are all here to support each other. Saying thanks can be really rewarding - giving someone recognition that they have helped you in some way and that it is appreciated. Taking stock of all the good things in life and being grateful is also another way of being thankful too and appreciating the small things people do for each other on a daily basis, which can so easily be forgotten in an age when everyone is on the go! I know I sometimes overlook this - my husband bought me a small portable charger recently for my phone - low and behold I needed it the other day for the first time - it might have been a small thing he did (a button on Amazon!) but your post reminded me to thank him when I returned home for thinking of me, rather than ranting that the kids had made a complete mess of the house in my absence! :-)

    • Hi Helen,  ooh I can so relate to that last part, and you are right that taking stock, focusing on the positives and showing appreciation goes such a long way.  So thank you very much for commenting on my post - it makes me (& the DPG community) feel very much supported and appreciated! :)

This reply was deleted.

What's Happening?

Gavin Lawrence updated their profile
10 hours ago
Kimberly Jevon updated their profile photo
11 hours ago
Kimberly Jevon updated their profile photo
11 hours ago
Kimberly Jevon and Kathryn Miller are now connected
11 hours ago
Paul Matthews and Jason Fox are now connected
11 hours ago
Ady Howes might be going to The Modern Learning Leader (Webinar)
16 hours ago
Ady Howes posted an event
16 hours ago
Anna Podchashynska and Tamasin Sutton are now connected
17 hours ago
Lucia Abugattas Barboza is going to Employee Engagement Conference and Workshop
17 hours ago
Lucia Abugattas Barboza is going to #TJwow OEB webinar: Taking the uncertainty out of the future role of L&D
17 hours ago
More…