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A Simple Act of Gratitude

Today, I was using the restroom and the woman who cleans our office happened to be in there doing her daily tasks.

After I dried my hands and was about to leave, I said to her, “Thank you for cleaning.” She gave me a dumbfounded look because of my gratitude, but then replied with a chipper, “You’re welcome!”

It hit me that when we are busy, we neglect to take the time to say thank you for the simple things. When we do express gratitude, it really goes a long way.

Sure, she was just doing her job, but her job is cleaning up after everyone in the building, so that is a reason to be thankful, right?

It is the same way for many people we come into contact with. Our customers, coworkers, managers, and other people we don’t think to thank because they are just doing what we expect of them every day. If we stop to say a sincere thank you, it shows the other person how much they are appreciated.

I read a quote that said, “A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.” I challenge you to practice this quote and watch the positive reaction you get. Nothing goes further than a simple act of gratitude.

Just because the work is expected doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a thank you.

Until next time…we are Advoco, make every minute count.

About Kelsea: Kelsea is Marty’s right-hand girl and keeps our office running smoothly. She is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University. When she’s not helping keep up with Marty’s schedule, Kelsea aids in all things Connect. She is an avid outdoorswoman and loves four-wheeling with her dogs by her side.Have a question for Kelsea? Send her an email!

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