Gratitude Isn’t Enough

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This article was originally published on Medium on November 23, 2021 here:

It’s Thanksgiving, so, over the next few days, you can expect a plethora of blogs and posts about what people are thankful for. Of course, I’m thankful for many things: I wouldn’t be typing away if not for the collaborative spirit and scientific brilliance of the world’s scientists and our healthcare workers who developed and deployed a COVID vaccine. Without my family, friends, clients, and everyone supporting me on my bumpy startup journey, I’d have nothing. I firmly subscribe to the theory that your network is your net worth. So, I do have a ton to be grateful for and truly, I am thankful for all that I have.

Each morning, I walk my puppy before dawn and greet the sunrise with a proclamation of gratitude. But that’s not the point of this article. Today, I’m arguing that gratitude isn’t enough. People, and companies specifically, need to do more than acknowledge something that someone else has done for them.

We all need to rise to the call to action to do more for each other. For society. And for our planet. Especially now, in this why-isn’t-it-over-yet phase of COVID: people are having a hard time with the incessant uncertainty and the spikey virus’ insatiable appetite for destruction. Resilience isn’t something that comes easily to most people. It’s a learned soft skill; forged by fire as they say.

Sure, it all starts with gratitude — but that isn’t enough …

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