A Post Veterans-Day Reflection on Gratitude

Dean Bob Bruner of the Darden School of Business published this post in his blog on Saturday, but we’ve been a little busy here and are just catching up with our reading.

Though Veterans Day was a couple of days ago now, Thanksgiving is still in the offing, and we thought his comments on gratitude were thought provoking.

Suffice it to say, there are loads of reasons to skip saying “thanks.” Still, we need to do it. Giving thanks is one of the ways we sustain our ideals as a society. Giving thanks takes us out of ourselves and inserts us into the fabric of values that make us part of something larger. By giving thanks, one transcends from “me” into “we.”

He points out something that’s obvious when you stop and think about it: Gratitude is best expressed when we thank someone for something. A timely thought with Thanksgiving just a week away.

Thanks, Dean Bruner!

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