Acknowledgment is thanking someone for who they “are” as opposed to thanking them for what they “did”. The difference is quite remarkable. On my way out of a store yesterday I stopped a clerk who had gone out of her way to help me. I said to her, “you know, I just want to acknowledge you for your patience and persistence, I felt taken care of”. At first she blushed and then she said, “It’s funny you would say that, I had a bad morning”, I said, “I didn’t see your bad morning, I saw that you care about people”. Her smile lit up the room and the entire exchange took about 60 seconds. Take on acknowledging the people in your lives today, let me know how it goes…