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By Darryl Stewart

The Power of Thank You

I had a tough day yesterday.  It felt like the whole world was piling their issues upon me.  I was feeling sorry for myself and pissed off at everyone.

This morning (I am always 10 times better the next morning) I read an email from someone that reminded me how much they had helped me yesterday and another from a volunteer at my community club, that made me think about how much they do and how little they get back.  Both of these people needed thanking.  I thanked them.  I felt much better.

I then thought about ALL the people in my life that needed thanking.  It is a long list.  Good thing it feels so go to do.

If you need a lift today – try some random thanking.

IBEX Payroll extends our profound respect and immeasurable gratitude to all the ancestors and keepers of the land on whose traditional territories our work takes place. We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. This land is sacred, historical, and significant. 

Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs of the past, what we do in the present, and what we can do to continually honour the people whose lands and water we benefit from today. 

This statement only acts as a first step in honouring the land we reside on and its peoples, and must be paired with education, understanding and informed action.