Where: Montreal Quebec Canada
How: Received it at the milliCare Exchange. Plan to give it to a family member.
Story: People underestimate the power of a smile, hug or kind gesture especially in the work place where we spend most of our time. There is a lady who works with me named Debbie who keeps our department together. There are days that I grumble and frankly days that I am not fun to be around. When I get down or need to be checked I always go and talk with Debbie. Debbie is the nicest person I know. It does not matter what you are going through she always knows what to say to lift your spirits. I hope she knows the wonderful impact she has on me and our entire division.
Where: Los Angeles, California
How: Jon Petz
Story: Jon Petz, came to my school in Australia when we were teenagers. We shared the stage in school musicals and I once helped film one of his magic tricks in the basement of a friends house in Sydney. We both ran track, well he was a good runner, I was a high jumper.... I think that was 1989. A few months ago Jon and I caught up for a very quick moment in LA where I am living now. I was so impressed by what he had achieved and his generosity of spirit. The best part was it was as if not a moment had gone by since we saw each other yet it had been almost 30 years. We reminisced about old friends and songs and sport and reconnected for just a moment that reminded me of where I come from in the simplest of ways. It was at a time I needed to remember this more than he could ever know. Thanks Jon. 7 of hearts to you my friend.
Where: Cortland, NE United States
Where: Neenah Wi USA
How: Peggy L. shared it with me.
Story: I'm eager to see what comes out of this actually. My friend and coworker shared this with me. I've been struggling at work and she knew that. What a thoughtful thing to do. I'm taking work way too serious and this book puts that into perspective. I hope I can find my purpose like you did.
Where: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
How: Jon Petz
Story: Jon gave a great speech at WIBADD! His book was included in the gift bag. I hope to start this card on a great journey.
Where: Delano, MN USA
How: I received from a co-worker who borrowed me the book to read. I will pass along to my daughter for all the good work she does with the kids in Nicaragua.
Where: Tulsa, OK
How: I bought Jon Petz's book after hearing him speak at the OKHR Conference. The card came in the book.
Story: Mr. Petz is an incredible speaker. If you ever have an opportunity to hear him speak, do not miss it!
Where: Tulsa, OK
How: Bought the book at the OKC HR conference and will share the book with my staff. The card is going to a beautiful young lady who sometimes needs to remember how special she truly is.
Where: St. Paul, Nebraska, United States
How: I will be giving this card to Emily. She is a fellow cheerleader that I help when I earned this card.
Story: Two of my fellow cheerleaders were in a fight and I could tell that the one was very upset. As the captain, I knew my job was to help. I went up to one of the girls to ask if she was okay and she yelled at me to go away. So I thought to myself maybe she just needs time so I walked away. Later that week I decided to try again and see if she was ready to talk. When I asked she started to cry. She told me that she was very sorry for the way she yelled at me. I obviously told her that it was okay and I knew she needed time. I then talk with her for about an hour about the situation and how I could help. We figured out a plan on how she was going to talk to the other person. She used the plan the next day and the problem was instantly solved. The two now get along and have not fought since. I was extremely glad to help and it still makes me smile every day.
How: I came into work and it was laying on my desk:)) I will pass it to a girl friend who is a breast caner survivor.