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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Wonder of Thanks

Yesterday was Administrative Professionals Day, “a day originally created in 1952 by the International Association of Administrative Professionals.  It’s a day set aside for honoring those wonderful, dedicated people who do so much to keep businesses running at peak efficiency.”  So said the back of a card I found on my desk yesterday.  Yes, I serve in the role of an administrative professional for the Leadership Council of our Congregation.  

The verse in the card and the individual messages of each of the sisters I support evoked so many smiles in me.  I felt total joy, and my day was certainly made bright.  So I began to reflect on what a wonder it is to express gratitude and what a difference it can make.   I don’t know about you, but I often say “Thank You” without even thinking about it.   What if each time I expressed my thanks to someone, I also looked that person in the eye and let him/her know that I really am grateful for his/her service to me.  How many smiles would I prompt for someone in the midst of a stressful day or situation! 

Despite the challenges and emergencies that arose during that day (life happens), my spirits continued to be uplifted.  Yes, indeed gratitude is a wonder!

What has been your experience of giving or receiving thanks?

Anne Sur, OP
East Dubuque, IL

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