Across the United States today many of us are visiting with family and friends in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. As we “give thanks” and share stories of gratitude, this week’s Quick Reads provides a connection with a focus on gratitude.


One of the 40 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Gratitude shared via Inc., reminded me of the importance of not only recognizing high and solid performers, but re-recruiting them:

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 Reasons You Should Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude via Entrepreneur suggests that gratitude shifts one’s mindset, creates solutions, and is contagious. Lots for leaders to think about knowing “gratitude has a ripple effect.”

The author of this Inc. article is “utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success” is gratitude. Why? Because, “People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what’s wonderful in their life…” Read more of True Secret to Success (It’s Not What You Think).

“It turns out, giving thanks is good for your health” is how this Thank You. No, Thank You., The Wall Street Journal article starts out. What’s it mean for leaders? Adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy… Check out the article for what it means for kids/students too!

“For some companies, gratitude is not a once-a-year occasion, but a value embedded in their company culture.” Read and learn more in Making Gratitude Part of Your Company Culture via Entrepreneur.

Quick Reads offers us an opportunity to share some of what we’re reading each week. Today is a day we often celebrate gratitude and giving thanks; we’re excited to connect the celebration with the many, many benefits that embracing gratitude individually and within an organization’s culture produces. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Let us know how you connect with the articles and share with us and WRIE readers what you’re reading.

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