With Thanksgiving upon us I sincerely wish you a day of reflection and peace, along with the opportunity to express gratitude to those that mean so much to you. Just do it – and you and they will be better for it! As Lynette Silva (Recognize This!) points out, expressing gratitude makes us want to connect to others in a more meaningful way. It also builds trust and positively affects performance and satisfaction.
Rob Miklas referred to a couple of clichés in last week’s post, and the notion of expressing thanks and showing gratitude during this season could also be considered overused – but valuable. In the spirit of putting into practice my own advice to others – here goes.
I am thankful for our clients. We are fortunate to have a diverse client base consisting of all sizes and types of incentive and recognition programs from a wide array of industries. We value getting to know our clients as we design, implement and support programs that benefit organizations, employees and/or their customers. Through these programs we have the opportunity to literally deliver happiness to many, many thousands of people – very satisfying!
I am grateful for our company. The QIC team consists of many dedicated, knowledgeable and exceptional employees. QIC’s departments – distribution, account management, business development, operations, technology, procurement, accounting, redemption services and leadership – are staffed with professional, able individuals willing to go above and beyond to ensure the success of our clients.
I am also thankful to have a beautiful family, loyal friends, and so much more! Thanksgiving causes us to realize not only how enriched our lives are because of others – but also how much we take them for granted. Perhaps adopting a lifestyle of gratitude is a worthy goal this season. Lynette Silva suggests that we use Thanksgiving to launch a new resolution: identify three things each day that we are grateful for and express that gratitude to others. I couldn’t agree with her more.
On behalf of the QIC team – Happy Thanksgiving!