Thursday, March 06, 2008

The little things...

After the rush of the holidays was over, Pat and I were strolling around the mall. We eventually wandered into the calendar store and decided to look for desktop calendars. We both agreed that we needed something to look forward to and get excited about at work. As with every decision I make in life, I really struggled with choosing a calendar. There were so many to choose from. Anywhere from bible versus, origami, paper airplanes, going green tips, and comic strips.
It wasn't until I was almost settled on a comic strip that the Family Feud, an old favorite of mine, caught my eye. My decision was made. Family Feud it was. I envisioned getting some coworkers involved and having it be a fun little "office tradition." After the first day or so when there never seemed to be an opportune moment to include my coworkers in the game, I soon realized that this was going to be a tradition that just involved me. After a week or two of doing it by myself, I knew something was missing. Then, it occurred to me that I could involve a friend. Aubrey and were "chatting" in gmail occasionally throughout the day so on January 14, 2008 I extended the invitation to her. She accepted with excitement. We laid out the ground rules and importance of honesty and integrity and away we went. After only one brief day of adding the feud to her daily routine, I saw the joy it was bringing Aubrey and I wanted to do more. I wanted to make this opportunity available to even more friends. On January 15, 2008 I sent out an email to a few of my close friends explaining what Aubrey and I were doing and asking if they wanted to be involved. The invitation was well received. I now have 4 people with whom I share the joy of Family Feud trivia every day. It is a big hit! If I don't send it out...people email me wondering where it is. Even people in the office like to get involved. Best $5 ever spent? I think so!