Karen Litzinger, Litzinger Career Consulting: (412) 977-4029 (cell), www.WorldGratitudeDayPittsburgh.com
Greg Mims, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council: (412) 393-7633, www.gplc.org
For Immediate Release
Celebrate World Gratitude Day on September 22, 2012
Join Us for Thank-You-Note-athon!
PITTSBURGH, PA, August 13, 2012 – Litzinger Career Consulting is hosting a Celebration of Appreciation to celebrate World Gratitude Day and raise money for the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Research studies over the last decade in the field positive psychology document the impact of gratitude on happiness. For a dose of happiness, be uplifted through music, poetry, readings, reflection and sharing at the Celebration of Appreciation on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Undercroft Art Gallery of First Unitarian Church in Shadyside. While there is no charge for the event, a donation for the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council is encouraged.
The event will feature Sounds True recording artist, Life in Balance, a nationally touring Pittsburgh group that creates a unique, musical experience combining Chakra tuned quartz crystal bowls, synthesizers and World flutes. A reception and activity tables, including gratitude journals and a thank-you-note-athon, will follow the formal program.
“Gratitude is a big part of my personal and professional life. As a career counselor and business etiquette trainer, I am always encouraging people to write thank you notes,” Litzinger explains. She decided to host the program this year as a way to give back to the community in celebration of her ten years in business. Litzinger chose the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council as a benefactor for the event because of her passion for writing thank you notes and keeping a gratitude journal.
In Praise of Gratitude (Harvard Mental Health Letter)
Giving Thanks Helps Your Psychological Outlook (USA Today)
World Gratitude Day (New York Daily News)