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Holiday Gratitude

Published December 23, 2014 10:41 AM by Renee Dahring
With all that is going on in the world it can be easy to forget there are a lot of good things that happen every day. One of the ways we can count our blessings starts with being grateful to others. Every one of us have people in our life who have supported us in one way or another in our career path. Maybe it was an encouraging word that helped us through a rough day. Maybe they shared a clinical tip or a piece of advice. I bet many of you found your current job because of a tip or recommendation from colleague or friend. Whatever it is, big or small, take a few minutes this holiday season to let them know that you appreciate them.

Get some holiday greeting or note cards and start writing. Sending hand written notes used to be so common, it's really a shame we have moved away from that tradition. Email is better than nothing, just the fact that you took the time to write a personal email shows you were thinking about the recipient.

I know you are saying to yourself "I don't have time for this" but you don't have to write more than a line or two. Taking a few seconds to let someone know you value their friendship will brighten that person's day.

So what are you waiting for? Start making your list. I guarantee when you start thinking about all the kindness and good in people it will brighten your day too. And that's a good thing.

I would like to start my list by thanking the people at Advance -- especially Michelle Perron -- your enthusiasm is inspiring. What a great opportunity you have given me! Your encouragement and belief in what I do has led me to meet some incredible NPs and PAs (and hopefully helped a few) and it all started with this blog.  

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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    Setting: correctional healthcare/career consulting/teaching
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