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Have a Cindy Lou Who Holiday and Keep it Grinch-Less

December 12, 2016


The holidays are upon us and during all the hustle and bustle it is sometimes hard to remember to keep a bright and cheery attitude. Especially when you’re trying to close out your year-end, prep for the upcoming year and every time you need a pick me up, the coffee pot is empty or you go for your pen and it’s missing. Well, don’t go sending that snarky email, “borrow” what you think is your pen back or take all the supplies and hoard them.

Take the high road and make the holiday season in your office as jolly as possible. Here are three important lessons we learned from Cindy Lou Who to make any Grinch’s heart grow three sizes:

1.      Give

holidayOne of the most rewarding things about the holiday season is the act of giving.  We kicked off our holiday season putting together shoeboxes for the Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child.

We are also privileged to participate as an office in a day of giving by cooking a comforting holiday meal at our local Ronald McDonald House for their Share a Meal program. Want to see how you can get involved too? Find your local Ronald McDonald House location and ways to volunteer here:

Something we like to do as well is participating as an office in Secret Santa present-giving (with an agreed-upon budget limit of course). Who knows what kind of great or just downright funny things you’ll get from your coworkers. Check out this list for last-minute ideas you might need:

2.      Love

holidayShare the love this holiday season by spending precious time together. Families may be near or far, big or small, close-knit or feel more like acquaintances if anything, but the coworkers that make up your “work family” can come together at this time to celebrate the year’s hard work together. After all, you’ve probably shared A LOT of experiences and time together that can be reminisced and laughed over.

Organize an office holiday potluck! We’re doing a brunch-themed potluck this month and looking forward to savoring good food while sitting around the conference table together. One more thing… throw a holiday party! You deserve to unwind and have a little fun at the end of a long year. Dance, laugh, hug, eat, drink and be merry.

3.      Appreciate

holidayIt is undeniably important to make sure your coworkers feel appreciated. Remember to say thank you and take the time to acknowledge the hard work and contributions by your teammates. Everyone contributes in their unique way and it may be that you couldn’t have done it without them!

If you’re lucky, that appreciation may show up in the form of a nice promotion or end-of-year bonus! Speaking of which, remember to thank your boss for not only the gift of employment, but time and energy they dedicate to you. Be appreciative of the perks you may have.

In the end the Grinch realized that Christmas perhaps means a little bit more. Happy Holidays from our family to yours!



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