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A Time to Give Thanks

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”  Albert Schweitzer

I ran across this quote tonight while I was web surfing (the only type of surfing I will ever master) and it inspired me to write a quick Thanksgiving night blog. While we ALL love the day filled with turkey, families and friends, it is also a time to focus on the things for which we are grateful. This may be particularly true while job hunting. Gratitude is critical to the success of any job search.

Perhaps you have heard of the Law of Attraction or the concept that “we attract whatever we think about, good or bad.” Whether or not you believe in the power of the universe, there is something to be said for believing in positive things happening versus taking the negative Nellie or Ned approach and worrying. Take time to think about the good in your life and appreciate those who surround you – those who may have lit a spark in the past or may be the flint that will help you at this time. That positive energy will shine, for sure!

The Thanksgiving weekend may be an ideal opportunity to take a moment to write a thank you note or an email to those who have helped you in your job search. Check in with those you may have not connected with in a while, by sending an email or a quick message on LinkedIn and wish them a happy Thanksgiving.  Let others know that you are in the midst of a job search or are exploring what your dream job might be.  Oprah Winfrey said “be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough!”

My thanks to all of you who continue to encourage me in this endeavor and have taken the time to read my blogs and provide suggestions/insight. I’m grateful and count my blessings that you have added the spark to my life! Happy Thanksgiving!

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