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Thank you. Merci. Gracias. Kamsahamnida. Arigato.

It’s a word we use at the end of an email signature. It’s an expression we say at a podium when we speak. It’s a phrase we use when we talk to new people. Many times we say this phrase out of habit. But how often do we say it when we really need to those who would appreciate the most.

The colleague who stepped up for you when you least expected. That friend who showed up for you when you needed most even though you haven’t talked to one another in years. That mentor who sent you the message you needed to hear. And you who took the moment to do something new despite existing challenges and limits.

For every milestone, there was a community supporting us. For every failure, there was a village of champignons cheering us. For every moment, there was something to be grateful for. We are who we are today because of these moments. Don’t wait until it is too late. Take a moment to say thank you to those individuals in your life, including yourself. We can never say enough thank you’s. And the more we celebrate and walk with gratitude, the more we may see something different.

Thank you for being you.
Thank you for sharing your gift with this world.
Thank you for being here with us.

This week, take a moment to express gratitude.

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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