Gratitude Stories: Libby’s 35th Work Anniversary

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.”

– Samuel Johnson

Gratitude is the simplest path to a happy life. We’ll be the first to admit that with so much going on each day, it’s so easy to forget. That’s exactly why we created our #GratitudeStories feature. Each week our staff cuts together a one-minute highlight reel from an inspiring Tribute and tells the story behind it. We hope these videos serve as a little reminder to say the nice things in your head and celebrate your friends every single day.


For this week’s Gratitude story, we are delighted to introduce Isabel and her best friend/co-worker, Libby. Libby’s hard work and passion have led her to a 35-year career at Steelcase.  Isabel reached out in need of some help to make this anniversary unforgettable…

Why did you think it was a good idea for this person to receive a Tribute?

Isabel (Best friend and Steelcase Co-worker): she doesn’t realize how many lives she touches in a positive way

tribute-line 1 tribute-line

What is your favorite thing about this person?

Isabel: My favorite thing about Libby is her enthusiasm, kindness, passion and her support for others.

What were the circumstances when they received their Tribute? (ie. Where, When, How?)

Isabel: We planned and created a surprise party after a training event in our region, people were gathered while she had no idea what’s about to go down.

What was their reaction while watching their Tribute?

Isabel: Everyone was waiting around for the Tribute to start playing, Libby was laughing and crying almost the whole time.

How did this make you personally feel?

Isabel: It made me feel like I’m my best friend’s personal hero. This was truly a gift you cannot wrap that will last forever.

Please ask the Tribute recipient how it made him/her feel to receive their Tribute.

Isabel: As shown in the photos, Libby was happy, laughing and teary-eyed. She then looked up after the last tribute and asked if anyone had a cigarette. Ha.

tribute-line photoshake_1488227782522 tribute-line

As always, if you know someone special who deserves to be celebrated, we’re here to help you make it happen. Now go forth and spread some love. 

With gratitude,

Team Tribute

Join the #ILoveYouBecause movement this Valentine’s Day

If you want to join thousands of people across the globe who are joining forces to spread love this Valentine’s day…visit this page. There is a special gift in it for ya 🙂

Millions of people around the world are about to utter the centuries old phrase to their partner, husband, or wife this Valentine’s day…

I Love You —-   أحبك   —  わたしは、あなたを愛しています   — Je t’aime

What if I told you that one extra word could transform the most powerful statement in any language for the better? Well, it can and that simple word is “because.”

“I love you because…”

“I love you because you push me to be the best version of myself”

“I love you because you make me laugh harder than anyone in the world”

“I love you because you are my best friend”

When we follow our statement of love with a simple description of why we love them, we force ourselves to be more thoughtful and authentic with our words. This act makes the recipient more capable of feeling the depths and sincerity of our love.

Our description of WHY will fill the recipient with a deep feeling of appreciation that makes our words resonate with them long after they have been said. It also gives them an opportunity to tell you WHY they love you.

This simple switch will transform the way we share our love with the people that matter to us and it might even change the world.

So this Valentine’s day, let’s make the world a more love filled place. Opt for “I love you because…” and join the movement of people sharing their gratitude publicly on social media with the hashtag #ILoveYouBecause

Be sure to visit #IloveYouBecause web page to learn how you can join the movement and get a special gift in the process –


Here are some sample love filled Tributes to show you how powerful these videos can be:

Kristie and Tim’s 10th Wedding Anniversary:

Fran and Joel’s 40th Anniversary:

If you’re interested in partnering with us, you can reach me directly at