Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow ~Melody Beattie
A FEW YEARS BACK I got to do one of my favourite things.
I sat down at my desk with a list of ten names.
Each had made a recent donation to the non-profit organization I worked for.
These ten people contributed to the bottom line.
But there’s a deeper story.
About a week or two before this list hit my desk;
Ten people in the privacy of their homes thought about my organization.
They thought about the work that is done;
how it makes the world a better place;
they thought about their loved ones who receive quality care from our passionate and dedicated staff;
and then each one, in his/her own home, sat down and wrote a cheque.
That just blows my mind. It fills me with deep gratitude.
Armed with my list I had the privilege of calling each one to tell them that:
- they made my day
- we couldn’t do it without them
- and thank you.
Turns out I made their day too.
Two simple, yet powerful words.
When’s the last time you said thank you?
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