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Why Anniversaries Matter

Forty-Three. That’s how many years my ahh-mazing parent’s have been married. Their love story is proof that true love does exist.

Two. My sweet friend’s baby girl turned two today. Yes, a birthday is an anniversary in my book. Because each year, we celebrate the day we were born.

So why do anniversaries matter? They are a milestone of significant importance and value.

Let’s talk about another kind of anniversary. The Employee Anniversary.

Working with you is AWESOME! Happy Work Anniversary!

What if we got excited about an employee’s anniversary? Some of our smallest actions yield the most results, especially when it comes to people.

Just as I remembered that today was my parent’s wedding anniversary and my dear friend’s baby girl’s birthday, employees remember their hire date. It’s the career equivalent of a birthday!

When organizations observe employee anniversaries as special occasions, true milestones, they show how much they care about their employee’s contributions. This is the kind of recognition that has a profound impact on an organization’s culture.

To sum it up, taking a day to show some gratitude for commitment of service, boosts employee morale, and creates a sense of belonging and confidence in the organization.

Anniversaries matter, whether it’s a personal or work anniversary, it means the world to someone.

Most people find it hard to believe in “forever”, but seeing the never-ending love between both of my parents makes me believe in “forever”. Happy Anniversary Mom and Pops!

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

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8 thoughts on “Why Anniversaries Matter

  1. This is so great! I love how you tied the importance of both personal and workplace anniversaries! I feel like it’s a connection most people don’t really make. Loving the new blog so far! It’s so amazing to see your idea come to fruition. You’re awesome! Excellently executed, Mrs. Michelle, and I can’t wait to read more! <3

  2. You are so right, Michelle. Anniversaries do matter. My sister just celebrated 20 years of employment with the same company. They gave her a very special gift for that one, but her company has celebrated her work anniversary EVERY year. She loves working there and I’m sure her being appreciated is one of the reasons.

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