As coaches, consultants, and mentors, we often share with our followers, friends and fellow colleagues, the importance of expressing gratitude and giving thanks to others. All of us who have ever done this, know the positive impact it can have on others, and on ourselves too.

Well, in this post I have decided to put some of this into action.

I am going to express gratitude to 21 of my friends out there, who I interact with mainly through their blogs. I will give one main reason why I appreciate and am thankful to that person.

The way I am going to decide, which 21 people to say thanks to, is through improvisation.

As I have been doing a lot of improvisational comedy recently, I thought this would be a good way to practice some randomness and spontaneity through my writing.

My reason for thanking the person will also be spontaneous, and hence for some people the reason may be more specific and for others, less so.

So here we go!

Harleena Singh

Harleena, I thank you for the level of detail you include in your writing, and the multiple ways you show us, to achieve what it is you write about in your posts.

Rob White

I thank Rob for always writing the right posts at the right time. If I’m feeling a bit disorientated at times, I know that checking out Rob’s blog will surely put me straight again.

Jason Fonseca

Jason, mate, I thank you for having the guts to talk about all those topics many of us want to, but do not dare to.

Stephen Martin

I’m grateful to Stephen, for writing posts on keeping important aspects like family and friends in the front of our minds, when we are out there creating the lives we want.

Kaylee Rupp

I love the energy that Kaylee writes with. She shares fantastic advice directly from her life experiences, which makes me want to implement, right away.

Steve Aitchison

I thank Steve for being an inspiration on marketing ourselves as coaches and consultants.

Justin Mazza

Justin is an expert in building win-win connections on the web, and I appreciate him for being like this.

Cathy Taughinbaugh

Cathy writes about very important topics in society such as drug addiction and recovery. I thank Cathy for the research she does for her posts, which are strongly supported by facts and figures.

Galen Pearl

I give thanks to Galen for sharing so much of her life in her posts and making me feel I can relate to her, in so many ways.

Vidya Sury

One word associates me with Vidya – humour!  I love her humourous comments, which are often sprinkled throughout her posts! Thanks for this Vidya.

Burl Walker

I am grateful to Burl for his ability to write strong messages through shorter length posts.

Deeone Higgs

Deeone spends so much time making people who visit his blog, feel welcome. No one ever feels left out over at Deeone’s blog. Cheers for this Deeone!

Betsy Henry

Thank you Betsy, for including great quotes in your posts, which are always written in a lighthearted and informative way.

Melanie Kissell

I appreciate how creative Melanie is with her posts. She definitely thinks outside the box when she writes.

Keith Davis

Big thanks to Keith for creating a blog, just for the all important area of public speaking!

Stuart Mills

Stuart teaches us how to be compassionate to others and to ourselves. I thank Stuart for this.

David Stevens

David is a life coach who writes with amazing word pictures. One thing is for sure. When David shares wisdom and knowledge, I am going along on the journey with him.

Debbie Mills

I thank Debbie, for the wonderful posts she writes on relationships, and how we can improve them.

Arvind Devalia

I’m grateful to Arvind for being an inspiration on how once a quiet man, went on to be a huge success.

Zeenat Merchant-Syal

Zeenat, I thank you for the love and patience you surround around the great posts you write, on how we can deal with life and the challenges it throws at us.

Ruth Zive

I love Ruth’s advice on content marketing and how to really do it. Thanks Ruth.

So there you have it!

I’ve expressed thanks to 21 of my friends out there.

There are more, I know. If you’re reading this and thinking why you’re not on the list, the only reason is that I’ve gone for the first 21, which really sprung to my mind. In any case, I say a big thank you, to you too. I’ll be sure to include you in other posts like this in the future.

Your turn

  • Please share your valuable experiences and thoughts on giving thanks in the comments box below.
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