29 Jul Thank you
I was at the grocery store earlier this week. As I stood at the checkout, socially distancing myself from others in the store, I watched the professional ring up my groceries. As I stood there, I was reminded of how much I appreciate that this person woke up today to come into work and be there for me. I simply said, “Thank you for being here.” She stopped and looked at me. She smiled, and said “I really appreciate that.” I smiled back and said, “Are you kidding, I wouldn’t be able to eat if you weren’t here.” She laughed and said, “Happy to help keep you fed.”
Every day you work. No matter what you do for a living, you are a professional. Each of you continue to find a way to get work done right, despite all that is going on in the world right now. Thank you.
Years from now, when this is behind us, and it will pass… people will reflect on and remember all that you did. As a professional, you might not have a feature movie made showing how you got work done right. There may not be an award ceremony for ensuring your work got done right. But, you will know. We will too. You were there for your company, your customers, and people you have never met. You were there to make sure your job got done right… and you did just that.
Thank you for being there. Thank you for caring. Thank you for all you do. Thank you.