I have a simple day planned. Music (especially the Peanuts album), healthy and delicious food, decorating for the holidays.

And giving thanks for friends, family, and the wonderful people I work with — which in a way I never would have imagined, includes many wonderful people I’ve met and come to know as part of a social media community.

Gratitude and appreciation at work popped up in the press this week:

Gratitude is free, it’s smart, and it’s an important part of creating our workplaces into strong communities.

If you’ve ever aspired to change the world, I don’t have to convince you why this is important.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Photo: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Jere Keys, used under Creative Commons License.