Paying It Forward (vol.4)


I have a lot to be thankful for this week, how about you?  This week, rather than listing individuals to follow for #FollowFriday, I thought I’d take a step back.  Instead, I’d like to let you know of a few things that I’m grateful for in hopes of inspiring you.  Sound good? 

Family – This Sunday (May 9) is Mother’s Day.  Did you remember?  I truly wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my family.  From my parents and grandparents teaching me core values to valuable nuggets of wisdom like “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” or “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”, they have made me who I am.

Friends – They’re there when you need them, provide a good laugh often, and simply show you that there’s light at the end of the tunnel.  You never know how long you’ll be friends with someone, but I am lucky enough to have a friend (BFF :)) that has been my friend since 1st grade.  That’s over 20 years and counting!  Old friends or new friends, when was the last time you unplugged from the world and helped someone else out? 

Colleagues, Tweeple, & More – I’m thankful for my colleagues.  They keep me on my toes, continue to challenge my thought process, and help make me a more developed, well-rounded professional.  My interest in social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more) has helped me find people all across the world that bring diversity of thought, amazing support, and provide growth for me as an HR professional. 

So, that’s it.  Next week, I’ll resume with #FollowFriday recommendations.  Until then, I’d like to ask for your help. 

Job Search Blogger Contest – I’m a finalist!  My post, Facebook – Friend or Foe? has been selected in @blogging4jobs contest for Job Search Bloggers.  I’m up against several other worthy opponents who are also helping job seekers. 

Here’s how YOU can help me help MORE people: 

Visit this link:  Comments count as VOTES. You can leave an in-depth comment, respond to other comments, or simply just say “go Kirk”.

NOTE: You can vote as often as you like!! Each comment is one vote, so please vote and spread the word!  If you’ve already voted, please do so at least once more – everything helps!

The contest ends 5/11 at 11:59PM CST. Thanks in advance!


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