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"Sometimes colleagues are too busy"

My friend works in a school, and she shared an experience of gratitude with me unlike one I was expecting.

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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. 

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Hi Faith Horbatch ,

Great to see you sharing your provocations around this topic and bringing your voice to the Gratitude Challenge Community!

From the insights shared in your post, we think it may be particularly interesting to for you to attend our Gratitude in the Workplace Webinar with University of Washington positive organizational leadership expert, Ryan Fehr tomorrow, Oct 13 @ 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. He’ll be discussing recommendations for designing Ideas for this topic.

You can register for the webinar here

We hope to see you there!