Anyone else feel as if they blinked and now the holiday season is upon us? We live in a society of perpetual busyness, but how often do we stop, slow down, and thank those who support us and help us grow? Giving thanks shouldn't be reserved for one time a year. It should be embedded into our lives daily. We all matter and need to make leading with gratitude a priority through our words and actions.
As I reflect on successes and challenges, there is much to be thankful for both personally and professionally. Thankfulness can come in all forms, but today I take the time to say THANK YOU to all those experiences and individuals who have contributed to who I am today. Today, I form my thanks around one word...FAMILY. Now, we all have our own notions about family, but expand your thinking and watch how your "branches" can grow.
Family doesn't always mean someone who is related to us. My FAMILY extends far and wide. Of course, without the love, support, and guidance of my immediate family I wouldn't be half the individual I am today. Friends are family. Colleagues are family. Complete strangers can become family. Family can encompass a much larger scale and with the addition of each "branch", comes gratefulness and growth.
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