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As we head into Thanksgiving, most people pause to consider what they are thankful for in their lives. It is a time to put things in perspective and appreciate things, both big and small, that make us happy. While we tend to be thankful about things in our personal lives (and rightfully so), I would also encourage you to think about what you are thankful for in your professional life. Is it a colleague that helped you with a project, a boss who supported you through a tough assignment, a client who was appreciative of your efforts? 

It is not always easy to be thankful when things may not be going well - chances are we all have something in our personal or professional lives that we are struggling with.  Even that colleague or friend that seems to have it all is likely dealing with something you may never know. Take a minute to put your struggles aside and appreciate the things that ARE going well for you, because while everyone is likely to have a struggle or obstacle in their life, everyone also has something to be thankful for. And just as importantly, take a moment to pay it forward and let that colleague or boss, friend or relative know that you are thankful for them. Chances are you will make their day...and make them just as thankful. 

Debbie Millin is President of UpperLevel Solutions – a Boston-based firm offering part-time and interim Chief Operating Officer services, operational assessments as a health check or as part of due diligence, and  executive project leadership.


11/26/2013 6:28am

Debbie, wonderful and timely article on the practice of gratitude for our professional abundance. I tweeted it this morning for my followers. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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