Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursdays – Week Nine
Papercrafting Gratitude – We’re thankful and we’re not afraid to share it!
Each week we’re dedicating time to thinking about, sharing and/or documenting what we’re grateful for – “practicing” being thankful by dedicating time to reflect on what we’re thankful for, and sharing it during Thankful Thursdays.
And some of us are papercrafting our gratitude and sharing what we create, but it’s NOT a requirement for participation in Thankful Thursdays.
Please join in and invite your friends!
For those who missed the
Thankful Thursdays | The Be Thankful Project launch post,
please check it out and then come on back and join in.
Thankful sharing – here’s what I’m thankful for this week…
I’m thankful to be feeling better after a really bad bout of altitude sickness.
As many of you know I have been in Salt Lake City, UT (USA) all week attending the Sierra Pacific Crafts Mixed Media Buying Event (this is an industry event where craft industry manufacturers share their newest releases and meet with the retailers who purchase and sell their products).
On Monday night I started to feel a bit flu-like and by Tuesday, the second day of the show for me, I was feeling wretched! I spent the entire day in bed, curtains drawn, phone off, and drinking lots of water and taking Aleve in the hopes that the migraine I had would subside. It finally started to taper off that evening.
And, although I’m still feeling a bit run down, I was at least able to attend the rest of the show.
Wow, I forgot how badly I suffer from this when it hits!
Have any of you ever had altitude sickness? If so, you know exactly what this is like.
For those of you who’ve never experienced this, I hope you never do!
But if you do and you start developing a headache, muscle aches, dizziness and nausea while at altitude, drink lots of water, avoid alcohol and get rest until it subsides. It just takes time…and rest.
I’m also very grateful for wonderful customer service.
As a former Nordstrom employee, I’ll admit that my service expectations may be a bit high.
But, I’m hugely grateful when I receive great service and I do my best to compliment the person who provided it, and make sure their manager knows when they went above and beyond.
There were several employees at the hotel where I stayed this week who were simply great! Their manager will be receiving a letter letting him/her know how thankful I am, especially after a trying few days.
Do you take the time to let a store or restaurant manager know when you’ve received “above-and-beyond” service?
I can tell you that, from my experience, these managers sure appreciate it when customers let them know things were great (especially since they usually only hear about the bad service experiences!).
And, as an employee who received verbal and written compliments from customers, I know I sure appreciated it!
Time for a new entry to my Thankful Thursdays journal – filed under “Things – Customer Service.”
And finally, I am very grateful for a loving and supportive husband who takes the time to leave me “love notes,” and texts me just to let me know he’s thinking about me when we’re apart (and I’m even thankful when those texts arrive at 5:00 a.m. and wake me up!).
He’ll be a future entry in the “People” section of my Thankful Thursdays journal.
Stay tuned for a share of that page (well, the parts I’m willing to share publicly 😉 ).
That’s it for my sharing this week – now it’s your turn!
So, who and/or what are YOU thankful for?
Please share your Thankful Thursdays thoughts and/or papercrafting projects for this week – just leave a comment letting us know what you’re thankful for, and link to the project you created to honor it if you created one.
You can list as many or as few items as you want to share, and as much detail as you feel comfortable including.
there’s no wrong or right way to do this
and papercrafting is NOT required!
Thanks so much for joining in this week –
welcome to the Thankful Thursdays club!
Please join us again next Thursday as we share and tell again.
And, if you want to share how you’ll be tracking, documenting and/or papercrafting what you’re thankful for, please leave a link in the comments on this or any post – we’d love to see what you all come up with!
Oh, and in case you missed it…
The Be Thankful Project
What’s The Be Thankful Project?
We’ll soon have a new page on our site titled The Be Thankful Project where we’ll include, in an alphabetical list, what everyone shares during Thankful Thursdays.
The entries on this page will be updated each week and will include what we at PCC share, as well as the thankful topics from all of the papercrafting projects and comments submitted.
We won’t be including names with what you all share, just adding the share topic to the list so others can check it out and use it as inspiration for their own “being thankful” endeavors.
We want to hear from you!
So thankful for all of you – have a great weekend,
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