I received a few compliments tonight on my writing — then and now — and they made me feel amazingly good.

They also reminded me that, as easy as it is to get discouraged in the workplace, on a daily basis, it only takes a few kind words from the people who really matter — the readers — to give me just enough encouragement to realize that maybe, just maybe, it’s all worth it.

(My weekly columns can be found here, usually.)