Today has been a hectic day. Today has been a fun day. It was a good day of getting to know staff better. I think I have the best staff people absolutely anywhere. I can’t always offer them the best pay or the best benefits. But I certainly can offer them a flexible workplace where they are treated as individuals. And I get so much in return. They are hard working, dedicated employees. And I’m thankful for them.
Today was our annual Christmas luncheon. I jokingly told them that I don’t say “thank you” often enough and that I wanted them to know how much I appreciate them….and that I hope that will hold them until next year’s Christmas lunch. We laughed.
I don’t say thank you often enough and I’m going to try and be much more diligent about it than I have in the past. It is so easy to get wrapped up in what we are doing, what is happening at home, what we are having for dinner, etc. that we tend to forget to say it. So, I am committing to verbalize my thanks and my gratitude to my staff much more often. And not just for the extra special things they do – but for the ordinary things they do. Really, the ordinary is what makes everything work.