In a friend's school district, she explained that her colleagues are grateful but often overworked and forget the priority of expressing gratitude (which I imagine is the case in many work settings). Because of her work with children, she shared with me a story regarding gratitude in the workplace that came from a student herself! She explained that she regularly saw a student for support last year and gave the student a Mancala coloring design to take home and use when she felt stressed. A week later, this student returned the colored design with a note on the back saying "thank you for being so nice". My friend said this made her feel like she was "making a difference for that young lady who was having trouble connecting to and relating positively to any adult in her life". My friend felt edified professionally and personally all because of this particular act of gratitude.