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Old 04-09-2009, 06:04 AM
 
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My happy today is people who stop to say "thank you."

Everyone has work to do every day, whether at home, at school or in the professional world, and at some level, we are all compensated for our work. That compensation can come in the satisfaction of raising healthy children, or in gaining greater knowledge and mastery of a skill, or in the form of a paycheck.

But, compensation aside, it's still really nice when someone else stops to express appreciation for the work I do. Hearing the words "thank you, I really appreciate what you did with that project" energizes me to work harder, no matter how tired or frustrated I might have been a moment before.

What is your happy on this fine Thursday, on this or any other subject?
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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This is a good one.
We forget sometime to do this.
I was out of the office unexpectedly last Friday (thanks allergies ) and my co workers did a project for me.
Altho everyones job description has the caveat...'fill in where needed" it's not required.
I made sure I thanked them and got the biggest smiles in return.

That's all I needed.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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I want to say how happy I am about a "phantom repper" in these parts....


If you're reading this, you are a hero and I would never want your identity revealed!



Long live the "phantom repper"!!!!!!!!!


~Mo
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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My happy today is that my dd got the part of Sakagewea (i'm sure spelling is off) in her school play! She was so excited about it, she practiced half the night last night! It was funny, though, she said "The only bad thing about is that I am 16, pregnant, and have to hug a boy!"

So, I told her that she better watch out, because now all the boys will be fighting over who gets that part!
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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My happy today is people who stop to say "thank you."

Everyone has work to do every day, whether at home, at school or in the professional world, and at some level, we are all compensated for our work. That compensation can come in the satisfaction of raising healthy children, or in gaining greater knowledge and mastery of a skill, or in the form of a paycheck.

But, compensation aside, it's still really nice when someone else stops to express appreciation for the work I do. Hearing the words "thank you, I really appreciate what you did with that project" energizes me to work harder, no matter how tired or frustrated I might have been a moment before.

What is your happy on this fine Thursday, on this or any other subject?
AMEN!!! Years ago, Master Sergeant Kennison taught me that saying "thanks" either verbally or on paper, costs nothing but is worth a fortune! I sure have enjoyed taking his advice over the years...

Toaday was one of those days that I was just glad to be behind the wheel and not behind a desk!

Last edited by Crew Chief; 04-10-2009 at 07:28 PM.. Reason: "Speling"...
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:55 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Yes, it's good both to give and receive thanks now and then.

I'm happy that I live in a place where most people are more courteous and kind more of the time than in my previous city of residence.
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