Tag Archives: appreciation

My Brother-in-Law, the Plumber . . .

My sister married a plumber.  He was a very successful plumber, enough so to have an expensive waterskiing boat, several cars and a large house.  But he wasn’t like me. Here’s the back story.  By the time I met my … Continue reading

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An Appreciation Dinner

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.   ~John F. Kennedy The six classical music concerts in the south of France are finally over … Continue reading

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Navy Seals and Employee Appreciation

“The only easy day was yesterday!” There have been several movies recently about the Navy Seals and the raid on Osama bin Laden ( Zero-Dark Thirty and  Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden) as well as numerous magazine and … Continue reading

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Another Real Honour (or Honor) . . .

Giver’s Gain.  ~Thomas D. Willhite This week a wonderful blogger, Sandy at Another Lovely Day, nominated me for another blog award, Family of Bloggers.  Sandy is one of the first blogs I started following well over a year ago and … Continue reading

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Recognition is always nice . . .

I have just had the honour of being recommended for the 2012 Blogger of the Year award by not one, but two of my favourite blog heroes. This is a great honour since I consider these two bloggers to be … Continue reading

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Appreciation and Strategy . . .

The words appreciation and strategy aren’t often found together.  Appreciation normally implies friendships and people doing nice things to one another.  Strategy, on the other hand, is often seen as hard-nosed business warfare.  The two words seem to come from … Continue reading

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The office Christmas party . . . with a twist

What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.   -Phyllis Diller Ah, yes.  The office Christmas party.  Good intentions hijacked with excessive drinking and the not-so-hidden agenda of office politics. Too often … Continue reading

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