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Another Thanksgiving Message

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we’re going to be deluged with messages on how we should be thankful, grateful, and appreciative – even from folks who aren’t that way the rest of the year.

Hi folks. Steve Hammond here from

If you’re like me you look forward to the concept of the holidays, generally acknowledged as beginning this weekend and running through the first of the next year.

All this week we’re going to be hearing, reading, and seeing messages about how great it is to be thankful, although I saw one cartoon with a turkey voluntarily putting its head on the chopping block and holding the axe out to the farmer saying, “Please. I can’t take 2020 anymore.” (Chuckle)

You know, over the years, I’ve come to believe that appreciation is one of, if the, most powerful influencers in life. For example, when I talk with a man who has run off with a less attractive woman than the wife he left, I often hear them say, “She appreciated me.”

Showing appreciation at work needs to distinguish those who like to be publicly appreciated from those who do not like any spotlight being shined on them in front of others.

You should not appreciate everyone alike. Personalize your gratitude so that the person knows it was for them and not just plagiarized from a Hallmark card.

Oh, and if being thankful seems a little out of your ordinary game, you might want to rethink the other 364 days. (Smile)

Well, that’s it for today.

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