Before I go any further, let me say thank you for taking time to read my blog. Knowing I have a growing audience keeps me going. So thank you.
The importance of gratitude struck me after encountering a few related posts in a short period of time:
- Guy Kawasaki wrote about the “Gift of Work,” linking to “Jesus & Your Job” by Nancy Ortberg, who explains how to find meaning in whatever work we do, no matter how seemingly insignificant or important the task. It reminded me of a maxim I once heard: there’s no such thing as a dead-end job; not having a job when you need one is a dead end, but the job itself isn’t a dead end. Always show respect for and interest in everyone who serves us, whether they are paid or unpaid.
- Phil at Vibrance in Ministry! wrote about thanking volunteers.
- Catholic Carnival 109 included my 40 ideas for Lent post, for which I’m thankful; and I’m appreciative of the rich variety of meaningful posts in this week’s Carnival.
Gotta run now to thank some volunteers–but before I go, how are you going to express your gratitude to someone this week?