Everyone wants to be significant in their life. However, you cannot be significant alone. My philosophy of "Cooperative Significance" is key to achieving greater success. Networking, Marketing, PR, Sales, Advertising, Business Development, Presentation Skills, and Social Media all fit together as part of an "Integrated Visibility" plan.
Thanksgiving and the focus we give to appreciation should be more than one day. Really, it should be everyday.
I am going to post about things I am thankful for each day for ten days to keep the feelings of gratitude going.
I am thankful for people who volunteer in our communities. No one person can do everything necessary to save the world, and without the participation of those in our villages - the world would be a mess.
Some give time, some give money, and others send "good vibes" to causes that serve the greater good. We often forget the community volunteers and public servants who forgo the monetary rewards to contribute to our society. This includes, but is not limited to those who help the children, the elderly, those in poverty, the environment, animals, etc....
Also most of our elected officials are giving of themselves to make the world a better place (I say most, because we all know that some of them are not helping much!). I appreciate that there are people willing to serve in these leadership positions, as while it is fun to knock our political system.... it is the best around!
At different times in our lives we have differing abilities to jump in to the mix, roll up our sleeves, and volunteer. It is not always the right time to be the person giving, but we should always be aware and grateful of those around us who are silently doing the unseen tasks that lift us all up. I am fortunate to know many people who freely donate to their communities, and I do not think they are ever appreciated nearly enough.