One day my daughter came home from work bubbling. She was in a really extreme, positive state. She told us that she was joyful because she had a staff meeting. Often these are less than inspiring. Her staff meetings had started to be filled with complaining and disengagement. She said that at the start of the meeting she decided to try something new and uncomfortable. She asked everyone to express some form of gratitude about the company.
The group then addressed typical issues, but the tone of the meeting was different. At the end everyone joyfully took accountability for assignments and expressed what a wonderful meeting it was. My daughter was on fire. She did something positive and nonconventional and created a positive and nonconventional outcome.
Have I ever been lifted by the expression of gratitude?
How could gratitude make a difference in meetings I attend?
How could we use this passage to create a more positive organization?