Go Jump in the Lake!
We did! We did!
Labor Day celebrates every worker who contributes to the prosperity and economy of our great Nation with their time on the job. Finders Keepers celebrates Labor Day with an annual 2-day gathering at our house on Lake Sinclair and that’s why we close the Sunday and Monday of this holiday. It gives everyone who works at Finders Keepers an opportunity to have some fun, relax, have new adventures and strengthen relationships.
This year we had a lot of new things to try: frisbee golf, bocce ball, stand-up paddle boarding and our own survivor-style team challenge. We had a team dance off by the bonfire followed by s’mores. We swam, rode jet skis, went boating, swimming and hot-dogging, played pool, ate BBQ and had an all-American grand time. It’s a much-needed break before the busiest 4 months of the year at Finders Keepers and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share our lake house with the FK Team.
We’ve done this for many years now and it proves very interesting from another perspective. I’ve noticed that the people who truly “jump-in” to every activity and opportunity are the same people who stretch themselves to achieve more in life and they typically become leaders and influencers. Non-swimmers who don life jackets and push themselves to get in the lake, ride the jet ski, try the stand-up paddle board are often the same employees who push past what they don’t know how to do, what they’re afraid to do and make things happen anyway. They are the doers. They help keep everything going, see what needs to be done and do it, and they make sure others have an opportunity to try something new. They encourage others while laughing at themselves.
I’ve witnessed employees embrace new skills, grow in self-confidence, and become leaders. I’ve seen romance blossom, fears overcome and connections made. I’m a firm believer that we should seize every opportunity to try or learn something new, to travel (even if just to Eatonton, Ga.) and to find new ways to relate to each other. Every day can be a new adventure to those who “jump-in” and make things happen.
We have hundreds of photos from the trip, please enjoy this small sampling.