Memorial Day: Practicing Gratitude in Everyday Life


Memorial Day weekend has become an interesting American phenomenon. I don’t really check Facebook or social media  (because when I do, I feel like I get bombarded by negativity) but I can guess what types of pictures are popping up after this weekend. Family trips to the lake… Cookouts… American flags… Sunburnt couples in beach chairs… The point is– it’s an incredibly FUN time for everyone, and we all like to show off our American pride–my family and I included!

But in the middle of all of that, we get totally lost. We forget to think about WHY we are celebrating… And WHO exactly we are celebrating. I’m not saying we don’t know what “Memorial Day” means… It’s just that most of the time, that takes a backseat to the celebration itself.

The truth is, the men and women who died serving our country deserve much more than one day or one weekend to be honored. They made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live in freedom, and they deserve our thoughts and prayers 365 days of the year. 

While I was thinking about that, I started thinking about the gratitude that we have for other people in our lives. Our families… Our teams… Our spouses… Our mentors.. And here’s the deal: no matter HOW often you show them that you appreciate them– it isn’t often enough. Because without your family, your life will be empty. And without the hard work of your team, your Practice would never grow or succeed. And chances are… You THINK it to yourself a lot more often than you say it or show it.

When we are doing well in life, it’s thanks to those around us who support us and strengthen us. Even though it’s great to celebrate your success, don’t get SO caught up in celebrating that you forget to show gratitude!

I can say with 100% honesty that the biggest and most meaningful way to show gratitude to your team is by investing in their success. Period. You need to provide them with the knowledge and expertise to excel both personally and professionally by having them expertly trained in your office. I’m saying this because it’s the truth– NOT because I’m trying to sweet talk you into hiring the Scheduling Institute to train your team. Dead serious. You can hire us OR you can always call someone else.. The choice is yours.

(But I’ll give it to you straight. We’ve got 7 peer-voted Townie Choice Awards AND 10,000 trainings under our belt, and we were recently named one of the fastest growing companies in Atlanta… So why the heck would you want to trust anyone else with your team?) 

Call 866-917-2808 today and schedule an On-Site Training to show YOUR team how much you care. *FOR MAY ONLY: You can bundle two On-Site Trainings for only $10,000 (some restrictions apply).

Until next time,


Jay Geier

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