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The Handmade Card

A Kindergartner delivers a handmade card to me and reminds me just how important a physical gift can be when expressing gratitude.

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Gratitude to me is showing or telling someone else that you are glad that they’re there and thankful for their help. It makes the work day go by easier, it fosters deeper bonds between co-workers and it makes us all feel a little bit better when we get and give it. As a teaching assistant in a Kindergarten classroom, I spend a lot of my time at work helping children learn to read and write. Normally, I’ll never hear a kid say “thank you for teaching me!” and that’s perfectly fine. I know what I’m doing is helpful and that deep down they are thankful. But recently, I learned how it felt to real

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Hi Cassidy,

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!