Towards the end of last week, I decided that my full-time co-workers needed a morale boost. Before I started my part-time library job on Thursday, I stopped at Target and bought treats. Unfortunately, when I arrived home from the library, I realized I didn’t buy enough treats for everyone. Friday wasn’t feasible, but I could do it on Monday. Monday would most likely be better anyway since it could motivate people through the week.
On Saturday, I bought the rest of the treats and found the perfect paper to write the notes on. It was positive and went perfectly for the Happiness Box Project initiative.
Last night I wrote the notes. It took me an hour to write a different note to 15 different people. I’m a writer and it felt good to write about what made me grateful. It also felt nice to write words of encouragement.
I had an early Lyft this morning and ended up getting to work at 5:45 AM. I can’t sign in until 7 AM, it was perfect timing to place a note and treat on the desks. It took me about a half an hour to place each note and treat. As I waited to sign in, I read the New York Times but was too excited to read. I couldn’t wait to see everyone’s expressions.
Everyone loved their treats. I received thanks, hugs, and even words of encouragement. I believe when one spreads gratitude, one can receive it as well. Kindness begets kindness. My manager was pleasantly surprised as well.
At lunch, I met up with Tiarra, gave her her treat and note. It felt nice to walk and catch up. 🙂 It has been a wonderful Monday!
I might do the same for the library at a later date! It’s nice to express gratitude to the people in your life.