Stop into Stewart’s Shops this Valentine’s Day to score a sweet treat! On Tuesday, February 14th, all single scoop cones will be priced at only $0.50.
What a lovely deal!
BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Spa Rotary will hold its Spread the Love food drive to benefit food pantries in the village Friday, Jan. 27 through Valentine’s Day. [Read more…]
BALLSTON SPA– Valentine’s Day is almost here. This year, instead of sticking with flowers or chocolates for your valentine, why not give a gift with a future? Specifically, consider making a meaningful financial gift. [Read more…]
The United Methodist Women of the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 Saratoga Rd, Burnt Hills, are hosting a Valentine Tea, [Read more…]
How Do I Love Thee?
OK, I am actually writing this a bit after Valentine’s Day on purpose, because like most red blooded males I exceed my tolerance for cutesy-ness and cupids about three days after they appear in the stores. But now that I have gotten over the diabetic shock from all the sugariness I can actually consider thinking about something with the L word.
But I am not talking about for your spouse or significant other or even your kids, because we probably use those three little words with them on a regular basis. I am talking about our clients and providers, those who actually make it possible to do what we do. When was the last time that you told someone that is critical to your success how much you love them?
And not in a crisis time either. Right now my tech is all messed up and so I am total love hate with my IT support people, much more on the negative side as things are not fully functional and my diva side is coming out. But if they can solve my issues (tech, not personal) I will literally kiss them.
When things are just going OK, do you tell your people “Thank you. I appreciate you and what you do.”? When things are not great, do you tell the people that make it so you can serve your clients “Things are not great, but I still love you and want to keep working with you.” And when stuff is actually going gang busters, do you tell them “I love you man! We wouldn’t be doing this without you.”?
Do you appreciate your staff, and not just with lip service? I used to have a break on Thursday afternoons in the summer so that I could buy ice creams for my staff. We would go down to the Mr. Ding a Ling when he came by and we’d get these really weird things meant for kids and sit on the picnic table and just hang out for fifteen minutes or so. It was very stupid and corny, but they liked it and it gave me a chance to say “You’re doing a good job, and I appreciate it.” And if I had a blue tongue like Gene Simmons from eating something raspberry-ish then everyone would get a good laugh for the rest of the day, especially when I did my “Dr. Love” impersonation.
So how do you show your love for those that love to work with you?