Yesterday at work, while I was dropping off small gifts of homemade candy and wishing all my people happy holidays, I thought of how times have changed since I first joined the workforce. When I was in my early twenties, I worked for a fairly large insurance company in Northern California. I started as an entry level clerk working with new policies and then over the next few years moved into business analysis. One of the best things I remember about that company happened during every holiday season. Sure, there were parties, food, and fun, but the event that stands out the most in my memory was performed by the president of the company. On Christmas Eve or whatever was the last day before Christmas fell, the president walked each floor of the building and wished everyone happy holidays. There were three floors that housed hundreds of employees, so it took a good part of his day. Everyone waited for that moment with excitement, not because we got to leave shortly thereafter, but because the president of the company took time out of his day to greet us and tell us how great we were doing. Isn’t it amazing how such a small gesture can fill someone’s heart? So, I give you one task this holiday season, whether it be a smile, a hello, or a random gift—spread some holiday magic, you won’t regret it. 

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