Today is National Employee Appreciation Day. So I sat thinking about gratitude. And I went to Google, because I'm a Millennial and this is practically involuntary at this point, and because I was curious about the formal dictionary definition of appreciation.
Here it is.
Definition of appreciate
transitive verb a: to grasp the nature, worth, quality, or significance of
b: to value or admire highly
c: to judge with heightened perception or understanding : be fully aware of
d: to recognize with gratitude
As employees of OBH, I hope you might pause today and consider how this definition applies to you and the meaningful work you do. I can say from my short time with all of you, the admiration is real. You are a warm, thoughtful, and present group of humans, and I very much consider it a privilege to interact with you all.
You do challenging work. You see everything, and you see it through a lens of generosity and caring; and this is remarkable. Here's to perpetual thanksgiving to all of you.
Treat yourself this weekend; you deserve it.