I created this weekly tradition to help me develop an attitude for gratitude by recognizing two people from my personal or professional life. These weekly posts are about celebrating them and their story.
This week I am recognizing:
- Michelle Price
- Love Gossett
Michelle Price – I want to recognize Michelle for her phenomenal work in Suicide Prevention. She is highly respected and valued within the local communities, Suicide Prevention Coalitions, and at the state level. Her knowledge, skills, and passion are why she is considered a Subject Matter Expert (SME).
Due to her positive energy, she is a gifted facilitator, regardless of the topic. Even though she might not admit it, she is a great mother and mentor. Last and certainly not least, she is the meme Queen. If you’re not following her on social media, you’re missing out on countless of opportunities to laugh at her ingenuity. I am honored to be her coworker and friend.
Love Gossett – I want to recognize Love for her commitment to excellence and helping change lives. Her MSW | LSW career doesn’t require validation or recognition. Yet, it is the main reason why I respect her so much. Her ability to see the good in every situation is why she’s able to develop rapport with everyone she interacts with in personal and professional life.
She is an advocate for change, human rights, and LGBTQ+ rights. I enjoyed collaborating with her on several projects, to include organizing the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 5k run / walk 2017 and 2018 events.
Her beautiful family are just as impressive. I’m very honored to have worked with her in the military for 10+ years. More importantly, I’m extremely lucky to call her my friend. I can’t wait to see what she will do next.
Weekly Challenge: Identify 1-2 people in your life that you would like to recognize. You don’t need to do this publicly. It can be a simple face-to-face conversation, a phone call, a text, or even an email.
You would be surprised how meaningful a simple, “Hey Ashley, I appreciate you,” conversation can be for people.
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