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Roadrunner Gratitude

Show your colleagues some love

Here’s how it works:

  1. Head to the main entrance of Student Success Building, the Admin Building or the southeast entrance of West Classroom.
  2. Fill out a gratitude note for a colleague or student.
  3. Tape the note to the display.
  4. Share a photo of the note on Twitter or Instagram using #RoadrunnerGratitude.
  5. Take a feather and deliver it to the individual as a symbol of gratitude. The delivery can be a covert operation or a public declaration.
  6. Encourage that person to share in the spirit and fun with their own note.

This initiative is sponsored by the Council of Administrators in collaboration with Human Resources and will run until Dec. 1.

  • Gratitude!
  • Live Happy (by Sonya Lyubomirsky) – my favorite
  • Gratitude Stream
  • Thankful for
  • Start a gratitude journal. Write 3-5 things that you are grateful for and try to be specific. For example, rather than saying, “I’m grateful for my family”, say, I’m grateful that my parents flew in from Maine to be here for my son’s first trick-or-treating experience.”
  • Write a gratitude letter to someone you’ve never properly thanked, and read it to him/her.
  • Express gratitude to the people in your lives with a little note, a card, a token, or just your words. Be specific as to exactly what you’re grateful for.
  • MSU Denver sent faculty members and employees cards that say “You Were Great, I am grateful.” Start using them!...and send me more please!
  • Focus on what you have, not on what you don’t have. Focus on the things that are going well and be appreciative. Things could be worse.

- Alexis Karris Bachik, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology

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