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

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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