On this episode of the Leadership Vision Podcast, our team members reflect on the things that we’re most thankful for in 2020 and how those things are informing us going forward. Our themes of gratitude unsurprisingly revolve a lot around the pandemic and what all of us are thankful for in spite of the many, many things we’ve lost this year, both the trivial things and the profound. Thanksgiving allows us an opportunity to pause and reflect on our hectic and hurried lives, to think about the things we are most thankful for in life, and appreciate the ways our lives are blessed. Enjoy!
It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the United States, so we’re taking a little break from our Team Engagement Podcast Series. Every year our team shares a few brief things we’re thankful for, and so this year, I decided to commandeer a staff meeting and record those reflections!
It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States, and so we’re taking a little break from talking about the implementation and practice of Strengths. Instead, I’ve asked our team to briefly reflect on their year and share a few things they are grateful for in 2018. They each wrote something and then recorded it on whatever recording device they could find. Reflection is a powerful process that reminds us of the good things and teaches us something about the bad. Best selling author Melody Beattie says that “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
On this episode of the podcast, we share a snapshot of what our team is grateful for in 2018. As we pause to reflect on our hectic and hurried lives, you’ll hear some of the complexity and diversity that exists on our team. We also share our written thoughts in the blog.
Thanksgiving, of course, is a natural time to experience gratitude. Getting together with family, eating amazing food, and sharing the ways our lives have changed over the previous 365 days is a practice most people adhere to around the Holidays. Reflection is a powerful process that can remind you of the good things, and teach you something about the bad. Nathan asked a few members of our team to briefly share a few things they are grateful for this year. Below is a snapshot of their responses as they paused to reflect on our hectic and hurried lives. One thing we all realize is that we need more time for this type of reflection!
Thanksgiving allows us an opportunity to pause and reflect on our hectic and hurried lives. When we contemplate the many things we have to be thankful for, hopefully it causes us to jump with delight. Even if life hasn’t gone according to plan, perhaps you can focus on what did go well, and count your many blessings. Read as a our team reflects on the things they are thankful for this year.