19 Jun Power of Positivity
“Kecia, your positive talk with the plant worked!”
We forget to water this lovely plant from time to time, and it droops sadly when it gets dry. Kecia, who claims skills as a positive plant talking specialist, volunteered to encourage the plant with a few helpful words—that it was a “strong, healthy plant” and it could rise above this latest [unintentional] drought. Lo and behold, the next morning we were delighted to find that the leaves were a little more lifted and the green a little brighter (you know, more Choice One green and less dead plant green).
There are a few other office fixtures we plan to ask Kecia to encourage. When the printer is slow and not doing what we expect (which is never user error), Kecia could remind it that it’s a good printer and that we provide a roof over its head and it better work now please. Sometimes the coffeemaker overflows (especially since Tony did the plumbing), so Kecia could tell the coffeemaker how much we need it and that we promise to give it a much deserved break… someday. And when our network server is working at full capacity and starts to make a whining noise, Kecia could tell it that we appreciate it’s hard work. (However, when Ryan Francis whines, we suggest Kecia offer a different kind of “encouragement.”)
Since Kecia’s positivity can rub off on the likes of plants and printers, it certainly rubs off on the rest of us at Choice One. So when folks like Not Nick need a smile or positive word first thing in the morning (especially if the coffeepot isn’t working), we can count on Kecia to provide a bright smile and cheerful greeting to perk us right up. Now if we could just use that smile to somehow remind us to water that plant…