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Friday, August 1, 2014

The Importance of Saying Thank You

I mentioned that to keep up my blog challenge I would repost older posts on Friday for Saturday. Yesterday  Jena Sherry, who continues to be a source of inspiration, posted the following blog about the importance of saying thank you. So that inspired me to repost this post from 2011

Posted 9/27/2011
Below is my Rosh Hashanah (New Year’s) Message that I sent out to my faculty.

I just wanted to take a moment and say Thank You!

Thank you for your support
Thank you for your help
Thank you for your understanding and patience
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication

The list can go on but I think you get the idea.

This often is a thankless job and I at times am just as guilty as the next person in not showing my appreciation and HaKarat Hatov (recognizing the good) in all that you do.

In the spirit of being open and transparent, I would like to share with you some of my SMART goals for the coming year some personal and some professional.

I hope to be a better friend and keep connected to friends in other communities

I want to set aside at least 30 min to an hour day for my own learning (small and manageable)

I want to listen better to your ideas

I want to say thank you to each and every one of you at least once a week

I want to spend more quality time with my family

May we be Zocheh (merit) a year of health and happiness and May this be a year of prosperity and peace

Wishing you all a Ketiva V'Chatima Tova



  1. Being thankful & recognizing the need to give thanks are two very important qualities to exude each & every day...

    Thank you for starting the conversation... 1 that has been floating around Facebook too. Demonstrating a sense of gratitude is a really interesting phenomena... one in the same vein as 'pass it on'.

    I am grateful for the challenge you set out for us Akevy... I wasn't sure how I felt about blogging each & every day because I 'had' to... I got over that on about Day 4... onward & upward my friend & keep on sharing:)

  2. Jana, thank you for your kind words.
    I hope you find this to be a personal opportunity for growth. My intention was never to force people, but I am happy you joined I enjoy reading your posts.
    Thank you