Episode 55: The Transformative Power of Gratitude in Our Daily Lives

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Whether at home, in the workplace, in the classroom, or among random strangers, expressions of gratitude can have an immense impact on one's emotional and physical well-being, as well as increased personal satisfaction and self-worth.

This has been particularly true in educational environments during the pandemic where the strains of teaching and learning have overwhelmed many teachers, students, and their families; however, with a sincere and healthy dose of gratitude and thankfulness to those with whom we have constant contact, job and learning satisfaction can increase immensely.

In this broadcast, Randall shares a number of perspectives on this topic and then suggests ways in which administrators and teachers can encourage others, through small acts of generosity and kindness, to increase self-worth and excel in their work and studies.

Ways to Say Thank You
103 Examples of Workplace Recognition to Boost Employee Engagement
- https://blog.preciate.com/103-examples-workplace-recognition

Thank-You Messages: What to Write in a Thank-You Card
- https://ideas.hallmark.com/articles/thank-you-ideas/thank-you-messages-what-to-write-in-a-thank-you-card/

65 Other Ways to Say “Thank You” in Speaking and Writing
- https://7esl.com/ways-for-saying-thank-you/

Better Ways to Say Thank You in English (30+ New Expressions)
- https://www.speakconfidentenglish.com/say-thank-you-english/

30 Non-boring Ways to Say Thank You in an Email
- https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/30-non-boring-ways-to-say-thank-you-in-an-email

A Dozen Ways to Show Your Students Gratitude
- https://blog.parentsquare.com/blog/2019/11/26/a-dozen-ways-to-show-your-students-gratitude

60 Heartfelt Employee Appreciation Quotes to Say “Thank You”
- https://www.octanner.com/insights/articles/2019/10/25/team-and-employee-appreciation-quotes.html

Articles on Gratitude
Badri, S. K. Z., Yap, W. M., & Ramos, H. M. (2021). Workplace affective well-being: gratitude and friendship in helping millennials to thrive at work. International Journal of Organizational Analysis.

Beck, C. W. (2016). Perceptions of thanks in the workplace: Use, effectiveness, and dark sides of managerial gratitude. Corporate Communications: An International Journal.

Linda Roszak Burton BS, A. C. C. (2020). The Neuroscience and Positive Impact of Gratitude in the Workplace. The Journal of Medical Practice Management: MPM, 35(4), 215-218.

Grant, A. M., & Gino, F. (2010). A little thanks goes a long way: Explaining why gratitude expressions motivate prosocial behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(6), 946–955.

Kim, C. D., & Oh, S. J. (2020). Impact of Employee's Gratitude Disposition on Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Focus on Multi-mediated Effects of Perceived Organizational Support and Job Satisfaction. The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, 20(4), 686-701.

Gino, F., & Flynn, F. J. (2011). Give them what they want: The benefits of explicitness in gift exchange. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47(5), 915-922.

Patil, M., Biswas, S., & Kaur, R. (2018). Does gratitude impact employee morale in the workplace. Journal of Applied Management-Jidnyasa, 10(2), 21.

S. R. Cho, "The Effect of Managers' Expression on Psychological and Behavioral Responses of Service Employees: The Power of Thank You," Korean Journal of Marketing, Vol.33, No.4, pp.29-57, 2018.

Stegen, A., & Wankier, J. (2018). Generating gratitude in the workplace to improve faculty job satisfaction. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(6), 375-378.
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