Make Today Special!

Every day has the potential to be a special day.  All it takes is a little bit of effort, and you can make the day special for yourself or for someone else.  There are a number of different little things you can do to achieve this.

Smile!  It might sound dumb, but if you approach each day as if it were a special day, it will slowly start to feel like one.  The power of a positive attitude has been greatly undervalued.  You decide how you’re going to see life, so make the choice to see everything in as positive a light as you can.

If that doesn’t work, try doing something for someone else.  You don’t have to do anything huge.  Invite someone out to lunch.  Cook your spouse his/her favorite meal.  Surprise the kids with a trip to the movies.  Do something to make someone else’s day special, and you might just find that it rubs off on you, too.

Naturally, we think that giving someone flowers makes their day pretty special.  Having a florist come into your office or knock on your front door and tell you someone thinks so much of you that they sent you flowers is an amazing feeling.  It’s like winning the lottery, and that special feeling will stick with you for several days.

Of course, if you’ve had a bad time recently, you can always set aside a day and make it special for yourself.  Spend the whole day doing what you want to do: watching TV, reading a great book, or just doing nothing in particular all day.  You could also pamper yourself: go out to a spa, get a massage, go to the movies, have dinner at an expensive but amazing restaurant.  Turn your day into a special, relaxing treat just for you.  You’ll then be able to face tomorrow feeling much more energized!

What Your Boss Does for You

A lot of people complain that their boss doesn’t do anything for them, but that’s not true.  Bosses do a lot for us, but a lot of what they do isn’t immediately clear.  All we see is what they let us see—bosses spend a lot of time working out the little details that keep the office running smoothly.

In large companies, your immediate boss probably doesn’t run the whole business.  This means he or she reports to someone else, and that someone else may have a boss, too.  Projects, new equipment, and more are decided by these higher-ups.  Your boss and your department are, often, competing with other departments.  Your boss is the one who do all he or she can to make sure you get the good projects and the new equipment.

Your boss also pitches the department budget, and a lot of times, that includes money for potential raises!

Your boss may have helped you out before you were even hired.  Bosses often have some say over how their department is structured, and they can re-evaluate open positions, adding or removing duties, and even increasing the starting salary.  Your boss can also recommend the creation of a new position if he or she sees you’re overworked.

Does your office have a great atmosphere?  If you find yourself really enjoying the time you spend at work, your boss had a hand in that.  As the leader of the office, the boss plays a large part in creating the mood.  A boss who is always micro-managing and tends to be negative will create an unhappy office, but one who trusts his employees, praises them for good work, and encourages them will create a place where people want to work.

These are just a few things your boss does that have a major impact on your job and how happy you are.  Remember to show your boss how much you appreciate all of this on Monday the 17th: National Boss’ Day!

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