I received my first Christmas present today- a beautifully wrapped gift from Emirates with a certification of appreciation. Actually it says appreciation for a task I did for them last summer, that I had completely forgotten about. The gift is wrapped in ribbon and tooo interesting looking but isn’t getting opened before Christmas day.
It doesn’t matter what is inside because I’m delighted with it. It made me wonder how often we communicate appreciation at work. It doesn’t have to be something wrapped in paper and ribbons because a gesture of appreciation makes the task feel worthwhile and in our busy lives do we take for granted all those things others do for us?
This very unexpected gift has made me remember the power of appreciation and the value of a few thank-you’s I ought to be saying.