When I saw this holiday on one of those Web sites that tells you what people are celebrating on which day, I thought, “How fun!” So I wrote up a little blurb about it for Women of Faith’s Faith to Faith e-newsletter, included it in our employee newsletter, and challenged everyone to celebrate as they saw fit.
And they did!
Not everyone, of course, but a significant number dreamed up a holiday and a way to observe it. I’m so proud. My own personal celebration is “If I Ruled the World We’d All Take Naps & Have Milk & Cookies Day” so I’m wearing a borrowed crown—yes, I am the kind of person who knows people with crowns lying about for the borrowing—I brought my pillow, and, of course, milk and Oreos. I’d have done more but it’s a concert week, so all my free time is spent with Carmina Burana.
Other celebrations included: Thank a Coworker Day (Sally passed out both written thank-you cards and blank ones so we could keep the momentum going), Hug a Friend Day, Make Up a New Word Day (an off-site entry), Nap at Your Desk Day, and the Product Department each chose a location for “I’d rather be in …. Day”
I’d Rather be in the Hamptons Day. Great job, Richard!
Anyone else playing along? It’s not too late. Next year I hope to go company-wide. Then nationwide. Then…when I rule the world…