Career Coach: Be Grateful
Now that you have your list of those who you are grateful for, send a thank you note in a snail mail if you have a mailing address. When was the last time you got a handwritten note from someone? I wrote most of this column on a Southwest flight from Detroit to Denver, and sat next to a corporate executive named David who wrote several notes during the flight in a beautiful cursive handwriting. I commented on his correspondence and he said he sends at least three notes a week. He works for a company that has over 1400 employees. He knows that people appreciate getting a note and that he likes to send a letter of encouragement or support to those employees who have something going on in their lives. Thank you David, for inspiring me.
Send a thank you note via snail mail, email or even Facebook to someone. If he or she made a difference in your life, let him or her know. Practice the art of being grateful every day.
"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’"--
William Arthur Ward
©2012 Pamela Kleibrink Thompson
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson is a career coach, recruiter, and speaker. Earlier this month she presented the Career Navigator Program at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. You can reach her for help with career navigation, recruiting, or arrange for speaking engagements at PamRecruit@q,com.