Monday, December 7, 2009
holiday gift ideas
switched to Windows 7. This is a vital component of our business in
December, and what I spend the majority of my days dealing with. Not
really the best timing to learn a whole new system, but what's a girl to do?
Mike was off picking up more brochures, our printing order, fixing a
simulator at Farnsworth, and delivering the newly prepared employee
schedules for the rest of this month. And preparing a sales contract and
getting ready to give a demo in Milwaukee next week, leaving on Sunday.
Needless to say, we were both feeling a little retail stress.
And while I was on hold, I scanned my email and came across this little
gem from my favorite store to shop in Chicago, P.O.S.H. (If you can't
get there, they have a wonderful on-line shopping site at
I am going to copy this part of the email, as it is a wonderful reminder to
me of what I should be reflecting on this month, and the kind of gifts I
really want to give:
"To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect."
(American novelist Oren Arnold)
And once I get all of these models ticketed and tucked away where they
belong, I will get right on that gift list. And whip up some cookies...