As I was driving to work this morning I was listening to an audio book You can you will: 8 undeniable qualities of a winner. As the author spoke about the 8th quality, serving others, I felt impressed. I was praying that I would be more constructively positive and encouraging to the people with whom I work today.
Interestingly enough, it was me who ended up receiving encouragement today.
We have a really good employee who had to have surgery recently. She had not worked for us a year yet so she was not eligible for FMLA. Our company policy says that we will grant personal unpaid leave for up to 6 weeks. This woman needed longer than that. I helped her out so that she could keep her job. This was not super hard for me to do. It just took a bit of effort and figuring. It didn't take a ton of my time. I took care of it a few weeks ago and forgot all about it.
When this employee came back today she not only gave me a thank you card, but it included a Starbucks gift card. I was surprised because as an employer I typically give people thanks, cards, and gift cards. I have rarely ever received anything from an employee to say thank you.
What a blessing!
May I not get too busy and forget to notice and speak out the good that people are doing.
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