Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Celebrate World Gratitude Day


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.

Karen Litzinger
World Gratitude Day was celebrated in 1977 by the United Nations Meditation Group, but was more informally originated in 1965 by Sri Chinmoy, Director of the UN group.  Karen Litzinger of Litzinger Career Consulting was inspired a few years back to bring a World Gratitude Day celebration to Pittsburgh through an experience of writing a thank you note to a 9th grade teacher. This teacher received the note on his birthday the year he was retiring and questioning his impact.

“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.

Founded in 1982, the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council is a national leader in adult education and family literacy.  They provide educational programs to 14,000 adults and families each year in the Pittsburgh area, including GED preparation, English as a Second Language, writing, math and computer skills. Litzinger Career Consulting operates out of Swissvale and provides career counseling, job search coaching, and outplacement services to individuals and corporations and business etiquette training on a local and national level.


In Praise of Gratitude (Harvard Mental Health Letter)

Giving Thanks Helps Your Psychological Outlook (USA Today)

World Gratitude Day (New York Daily News)

Posted on behalf of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates.  Joyce Kane is the owner of Cybertary Pittsburgh, a Virtual Administrative support company, providing virtual office support, personal and executive assistance, creative design services and light bookkeeping.  Cybertary works with businesses and busy individuals to help them work 'on' their business rather than 'in' their business.  www.Cybertary.com/Pittsburgh

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