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Today I was pondering what to write about for this newsletter.
Then I looked up to see my bouquet of flowers on the corner of my desk and immediately smiled.
I heard myself sigh with a big ahhhh and I realized, those flowers keep me happy at work. I’ll write about finding little things that spark our happiness during these days of zoom and few interactions.
Last summer I made a point of picking a few fresh flowers every couple of days from my backyard flower gardens and putting them in a small vase on my desk.
Then I noticed that throughout the day I look at that little vase of flowers countless times. It always makes smile and brings a positive lift to whatever mood I’m feeling.
When I’m thinking about what to write, like I’m doing right now, I look up to collect my thoughts, and I see my flowers.
When I’m listening to a zoom webinar, I look over at my flowers…and smile.
When I get up from my desk to take a break, I see my flowers…and feel gratitude for their beauty.
So simple yet so powerful.
Now that we’re in the thick of winter and it’s cold and snowy outside, I don’t have the luxury of selecting flowers from my garden. But I do have Trader Joe’s!
I make a weekly trip to choose my flowers from the Trader Joe’s buckets of bouquets.
Truth be told, sometimes I go twice in a week just because it’s so much fun to search the buckets for just the right bouquet.
This week I bought a hyacinth bulb in a vase of water. Watching it grow a tiny bit every day, turning the vase so my hyacinth grows straight and waiting for it to bloom is as close to my own flower garden as I can get right now.
What do you have in your work space that brings a smile of joy to your face when you look at it?
If your answer to that question is nothing, it’s time to find something. The days are too long and so is the winter to not have something you love, easily within your site.
And a quick, guaranteed mood boost really is a lovely thing.
Let me know what little thing makes you consistently happy at work!
Until next time,
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