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PAUSE – 15.23 – Small Things Can Be Big Deals

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My Thoughts:  Do you resist breaking into your happy dance – or cracking a big old toothy grin – until something REALLY important and UBER COOL happens?

If so, you’re missing out on a host of everyday opportunities to celebrate life’s good stuff as it marches on by.

So much is easily overlooked; but once noticed, it’s just as easily appreciated. I noticed these beauties perched on a shelf while waiting for lunch in Café Arabe in Marrakech. BUT, you don’t have to go halfway around the world to get the point or the picture.


Your Thoughts:  Why not get on it today? Right where you are!

Train your mind and your eye to catch and celebrate life’s small and beautiful – actions, things and experiences. They’re right here – right under your nose.

Now go ahead. Don’t be shy! Let loose your grin and your happy dance!


News Notes:  Small things…big deals. This principle also comes into play in organizations working on their recognition programs.

Yes, it’s smart and important to acknowledge years of service and major accomplishments. But, truly, no one sticks around just to get their hands on a 25-year watch or pin.

What REALLY makes a difference are all the small things noted and appreciated as the work unfolds and the days go by.

When you set about building a more appreciative culture, simple actions matter and EVERYBODY needs to play a role.

If you’re working on this issue in your organization and you need help, give me a call. I’ve got resources and programs to support the effort.

PS – Sharing this publication is a great way to plant the seeds of encouragement and help employees and colleagues celebrate their own victories. Check out: Take A Bow – 67 Ways To Pause For Applause, Celebrate Your Success and Keep Your Spirits High. Great value on larger quantities.

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2 Responses to “PAUSE – 15.23 – Small Things Can Be Big Deals”

  1. Rose

    Hi Pat,
    Your newsletter and paintings always make me break into a big toothy grin.
    As you’ve noted in previous newsletters, having grandchildren has truly helped me to see and truly appreciate the little things.
    Keep them coming. Always timely.

  2. Pat Katz

    Hi Rose. Thanks for your note. I’m delighted to play a regular role in keeping a smile on your face! All the best, Pat

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