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How often do we forget to value the daily moments in our life until we lose it?

The access to power, clean water, safe home, and even wifi. We take too many of these invaluable daily accesses for granted until things fall apart. The days when you have to face broken AC, power outage, water-leaking ceilings, and wifi outage.

I don’t know how the timing of the extreme 100F weather meltdown last week hit so many people with these situations, including myself. Maybe the heat was too much to bear for some of the older buildings. Maybe it was a coincidence that the power went out around the same time.
Either case, while a moment of panic passes by our face, it makes us realize how humbling it is when we had access to so many things at our fingertips. What if we took more notice of these before we lose it?

There are too many awesome things we can be grateful for, to celebrate, and to express gratitude for. From the objects we use, the accesses we have, experiences we gain, and the people we spend time with – if we put them in a list like this, don’t we see the richness of the layers we have? Maybe this heatwave wasn’t so bad after all. It reminded me that there is no such thing as too insignificant to skip a “thank you.”

What are you most grateful for?

With love,

Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

About the Author

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Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang, Founder, and CEO of InnovatorsBox® and Author of Rethink Creativity is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. She helps companies rethink culture, leadership, and team development by making creativity practical and relatable regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

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