28 January, 2011

Celebrate...Fun at Work Day

Today is Fun at Work Day!  Hmmm...can you think of any simple ways that you can have fun at work today?  I don't usually like practical jokes, so I certainly am not recommending that.  They are usually only funny at some elses expense.  Not cool! 

One thing that I used to do at one job I had was participate in an afternoon break.  We would all gather together and  go for an ice cream break.  It was fun...a bunch of adults standing around like little kids with our ice cream.  And it was quite a boost going back to work for the afternoon.

Something else that could be fun is to plan a little morning walk...around the halls or around the parking lot.  Or plan to order lunch in for everyone...or plan for everyone to go out together at lunch time.  It's too late for this now, but it would be fun to plan something like wear your fav sports team shirt, or wear a particular color from head to toe or wear your pajamas to work day.  Then arrange some sort of contest.

There is so much that you can do---even in a short amount of time.  So think of something that can work in your office and enjoy Fun at Work today!!

Luv Ya!!

22 January, 2011

Celebrating...New Beginnings

Happy New Year!! I know...I am a tad late in extending my wishes. Try as I might, this has been an interesting year thus far. I pray that it only gets better! I have had a cold since the new year began. And this cold hit me hard. I think it was further amplified by the arctic cold temperatures that we have been having. Everytime I thought I was getting better, it would get super cold again and my symptoms would rebound. But I think the cold has finally moved on, so I am finally starting to enjoy the new year. Therefore, the wishes aren't totally belated. (smile)

So January is almost over. There has been so much to ccelebrate---I hope that you have been holding up your end and celebrating the big things as well as the small stuff. It is so easy to overlook the small stuff---that's why my mission is to make sure that we all take a little time to notice and celebrate.

So here we are...a new year, with a new, healthy (no cold) attitude...where do we go from here? I say on to the celebrations!! Today is Saturday and I am meeting up with a friend for breakfast and lunch. Weird, huh? Nope...we are celebrating the small stuff. For the longest time, we craved Chick-fil-a but the closest location was over two hours away. But the chain has finally moved into the Chicago area, albeit in the suburbs for now (downtown location to come in April). So I am picking her up and we are going to catch the end of the breakfast shift. Then we'll do a little shopping and then head back for lunch. Some people think that's crazy, but I say to each his or her own. When you find ways to celebrate, then do it!! And I tell you, a fun morning/afternoon spending time with a friend is a great way to celebrate the new year.

Hope you enjoy your today (and if you are in a part of the country where it's cold...may you celebrate keeping warm)!!

To new beginnings!!

Luv Ya!!