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The Importance of Recognition

Does this meme sum up how recent events are making you feel?

What are you giving up to keep others safe?

Families are canceling Thanksgiving. We've had to cancel weddings and put off visiting our beloved seniors; everything is changing.

Living in uncertainty like this is taking its toll on many of us. Depression, alcohol use, and stress are on the rise. What can WE do about any of this?

I obviously don't have all the answers. But what I DO know, is that there is power in connection and in recognition.

Now it is more important than ever to give accolades to the people in our lives who have put on their "big girl panties" and said, "I'm doing this."

Maybe you know someone who has taken a giant leap and started a new business.

Or who has done a complete pivot to keep her business... in business.

Let's take this moment to shine a light on these accomplishments- let's give our friends a big, rousing, "ATTA GIRL!"

Who do YOU know that has risen above and thrived, despite our terrible situation?

What have they done that's remarkable?

We would LOVE for you to scroll to the bottom of this essay, to the comment section, and tell us all about them.

Tell everyone what an amazing job they're doing in the face of this terrible year!

Our own team here at M3 Mall has been making great strides- we are so proud!

So this Saturday we'll be having a safe celebration to recognize their accomplishments.

Let's ALL make this Saturday a day to say "Well done!" to the people who deserve a pat on the back. Enjoy reading this great article about Team Recognition from Software Advice:

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A favorite quote “things work out best for those that make the best of the way things work out” couldn’t hold more true for the year 2020. Watching Melisa face and overcome the challenges brought on by the pandemic was truly inspiring. Her never ending devotion to her team, her community and her family are signs of her true character.




Teri and I know of a friend who is a hair stylist. Due to Covid, she was unable to work for quite some time. she and her hubby also had covid at some point in time during the year (not to mention other health issues). And yet, in the midst of all of this, she decided to expand her business. Not only did she acquire the building she was doing her hair styling in, but she also acquired the building next to hers and opened up her own salon! Who does that in the middle of a pandemic? A strong woman with a great support system! I find it amazing and inspiring that she can start a new business, remod…


Melisa Mistler-Yates
Melisa Mistler-Yates
Feb 22, 2021

Pivoting has been so hard. I want to recognize Gaylene Miller. Her business was proms and weddings and in the shut down- she moved quickly to make 3000+ masks, many for $2 and a lot for free donation to those in need. She did all this, started her new business partnership with M3 - while her father passed, while she had an illness herself, taking care of her husband and had some major car issues.


Alison Kenyon
Alison Kenyon
Feb 22, 2021

I am continually amazed by my little sister.

She not only runs a moving company with her husband- doing not only all the bookings and marketing, but also all the payroll, taxes, book keeping, permits, and insurance.

On top of that, she's raising amazing kids, taking my niece to a million lessons and Girl Scout meetings.

She puts a 3 course family meal on the table EVERY NIGHT.

Keeps a lovely home.

She always remembers to send Holiday and Thank-You cards- that SHE MAKES with her Cricut.

She continually amazes me.

Melisa Mistler-Yates
Melisa Mistler-Yates
Feb 22, 2021
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How awesome Alison!!! 3 cheers for your sister!!!

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