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Atta boy!

May 4, 2012

Do you tell the people in your life how you feel about them? Do you acknowledge when they do a good job? It’s cliché to point out that people make or break an organization, but be it a couple, a family, a charity, church, team, or company, our loyalties are to people, not to institutions. Well, mine are. I’m not loyal to Kronos, a business entity. I’m loyal to the people in it.

In our personal lives, we tell our children and other loved ones that we, um, love them. We tell them they’re smart and beautiful and caring. We elevate them. Sometimes that’s knowing how to answer the question, “Does this make my butt look big?” Maybe I’ll save that for a post on conflict avoidance.

In any case, we should always support those in our lives, personally or professionally, the way we want to be supported. That includes people above us on the food chain. After all, who supports them? Who tells our CEO he’s a leader to be proud of? Oh, so then there’s the ass kissing thing. Whatever. Most people are human and need the human touch of affirmation. If someone thinks you’re smooching bottom because you compliment the boss, that’s their problem. Which brings me to…

“Town Moderator Dave Conlin announced that (Joyce) Maroney, who has served as the finance committee’s chair for the past three years, is Nahant’s 2012 citizen of the year.”

“She’s done a phenomenal job,” he said.

That’s my boss. (Work)Joyce. I read the news on her blog, which I won’t mention because I’m in a life and death struggle to get more blog views than her by Memorial Day. Yeah, yeah, I love her and she’s a great boss and friend blah, blah, blah, but she’s not getting a blog link. Period.

Anyway, when I read the news on her blog that shall not be named, I commented on her Facebook page…

“Thank you for what you do every day to make what we do fun.”

So, it’s Friday. People usually feel good on Friday. It’s the weekend thing. So make it better by telling someone how you feel about them.

Atta boy, Joyce!

“You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.”

The alien that disguises himself to look like Ellie’s father in Carl Sagan’s novel, “Contact”

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