For every woman who dreads having to see her ex-boyfriend each day at the office, there seems to be a story of a happily married couple who fell in love while working together on the Jones account. So just how common are office romances, and do they work out?
Fudging on a timecard, keeping quiet about an error, playing innocent after insulting a colleague – workers sometimes don’t see the harm in little (or not so little) lies. In honor of “Honest Abe” Lincoln’s birthday today, keep these thoughts in mind the next time you’re tempted to bend the truth:
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” -- Virginia Woolf
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” -- Albert Einstein
Have a tendency to beat yourself up over everything from the library book you forgot to return last week to the job you wish you would have taken five years ago? Today (February 11) is the perfect time to let go of frustrations big and small by celebrating National Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day. Forgive yourself, others, and the universe for things that went wrong, and make an effort to either fix or forget troublesome situations. You’ll decrease stress and enjoy a more optimistic life.
Today marks the start of Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 10-16), a time when the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation encourages you to “step out of your normal routine or comfort zone and attempt a new random act of kindness each day.” Everyone could use a little cheeriness during this never-ending winter, and chances are the smiles your actions bring to the faces of others will encourage them to make similar gestures. Here are a few to get started.
"For me, I think it was a very positive step. You're all going to think I'm crazy. You know, like I just fell on my butt. I have another chance. I've been skating extremely consistently here. I think I just needed to kind of like work out the bugs, shake off the demons." – U.S. figure skater Jeremy Abbott, speaking after a disastrous short program in the inaugural team skating competition.