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One of my favorite things about working Strider is the certain random things that give me warm fuzzies every single day. You know, that happy feeling you get when something makes your heart melt or you have a sense of pride so sudden that your body literally feels like its warming up and your guts are all gushie inside. (In a good way of course.) Maybe I’m over sensitive, I have heard that once or twice, a happy crier. It’s so annoying and embarrassing but I can’t help it. I have to bring an entire box of Kleenex to weddings and baptisms to sop up what I like to call my emotional allergies.
Let me share with you some things that make me fuzzy, and make me cry, (occasionally) and it’s all because of the amazing place I work. I am so lucky.
We are still a very new company, relatively speaking, but rapidly growing and expanding our team. On every job description the very last sentence is this: “Beneficial qualifications: Commitment to an active lifestyle and exercise.” This probably doesn’t give everyone warm fuzzies. But it means the world to me. It doesn’t say ‘You must be able to run a mile in 10 minutes or be able to perform 5 perfect pushups before being considered for this position.’ It says a commitment to be active; and this is contagious! The support we give each other to be healthy is incredible. Walks, rides, simply caring about the well being of one another makes me fuzzy. And I like it.
Trophy over the head pictures. OH. MY. GOSH. I giggle and get a little teary eyed every single time I see one of these. These toddlers are so tiny! And they are active, and their parents are rad. They are well on their way to having an active lifestyle forever because it’s fun, and they are so proud, and they started early. Plus their little arms are so short still and they just barely reach to the tops of their little heads and it’s ADORABLE. That too.
Grandmas. I answer the phone here a lot and even when I am crazy busy and have 5 million things to do I will never rush a Grandma telling me about how awesome her grandchild is. Because I know she’s right, that kid is awesome, and I want to hear all about it.
I could make this list a mile long, but I won’t. I want to hear all about your Strider warm fuzzies. Leave a comment! I won’t be mad if you make me cry today. It’s just emotional allergies.