It was an honor to host a send-off party for Make-A-Wish Minnesota recipient Reina and her family. We’re so grateful to be able to give back to our community in such a meaningful way. Cruise on, Reina!
Gratitude is more important than a lot of people think. Scientific studies consistently report a host of benefits come to those who practice gratitude, including stronger immune systems, less depression, strong relationships and reduced feelings of loneliness or isolation. Explore “how the science of well-being is evolving” at Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
We understand gratitude is as much about what you do as what you say. So we’ll be filling the LDI 100th anniversary year with events that put the gratitude we feel into action. Here are a few highlights.
Beginning this spring
Gratitude Education Initiative.
We’re partnering with Junior Achievement, Adopt-A-Classroom and others to bring gratitude to schools and show our appreciation for the work teachers do. There will also be opportunities for LDI employees to use a new gratitude curriculum we’re developing to make presentations to youth groups, as well as in places of worship and other institutions.
July 2 – July 20
Great Gratitude Tour.
Like the great old whistle stop tours, we’re taking to the road to celebrate the LDI 100th with our message of gratitude. Our executives will be joining with employees at all locations to kick off our next 100 years with volunteer opportunities and random acts of gratitude in local communities along the way. As a part of the tour, we’ll also be attempting to break the Guinness Book World Record for the largest outpouring of gratitude ever captured on a scroll of paper.