Crestwood Employee Center
National Employee Appreciation Day is observed on the first Friday of March as a day to thank employees for their hard work and contributions throughout the year, although at Crestwood, we believe that our employees should be celebrated every day!
Today we say Thank You for all you do for our persons served, their families, and our community! You exemplify our values of family, compassion, commitment, enthusiasm, flexibility, and character every day, and we appreciate you!
As the first day of spring approaches, there is a sense of anticipation in the air. As the winter season comes to an end, there are signs of renewal each passing day – longer days of sunlight, temperatures slowly rising, sunshine. This year, spring begins on March 19th due to the leap year. This new season will bring budding green trees and blossoming flowers. Due to the increased sunlight in the day, birds are inspired to sing, creating a beautiful springtime symphony. Hopefully this transition of spring inspires you to venture outdoors and enjoy the rejuvenation this season brings. It may be a good idea to start planting in the garden and eat seasonally, including asparagus, peas, broccoli, spinach, and fresh salads. Spring brings promises of growth and the beauty of a fresh start, awakening optimism for those who eagerly await the arrival of this season.
Here’s a mindfulness practice tailored to this coming season. Choose a peaceful spot in nature, such as your backyard, a garden, or a park. Find a comfortable position, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. Shift your focus to the natural rhythm of your breath. Slowly open your eyes and take in the colors around you. Notice the hues of the flowers, the green leaves and sounds of birds. Feel the sense of groundedness. Now, choose a specific element of nature to observe (a flower, tree, stream). Notice the colors, movement, details. Take a moment to express gratitude for the beauty of spring around you and reflect on these positive feelings. Gradually bring your awareness back to your breath and embrace any sense of peace you may feel.
Sleep Awareness Week is March 10 – 16. We know the important connection between sleep and our health and well-being. Check out the articles below from the National Sleep Foundation for some helpful tips and insights:
International Day of Happiness is celebrated on March 20! What makes you happy? Spend some time today making a mental note, or even writing down a list of some of the people, places, and things that bring you joy! What are some ways you can celebrate happiness today? Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Put together a photo album of special moments that you can look back on.
- Pick up a new book and settle into a comfy spot to read for a while.
- Listen to music that encourages and uplifts you – maybe even do some Zumba!
- Spend time catching up with a friend – share your heart and be a good listener.
- Watch a funny movie – laughter is good for the soul!
- Play with your pets – spend some quality time with your furry family members.
- Plan a weekend daycation – go someplace new and create new memories.
March 1: Employee Appreciation Day
March 8: International Women’s Day
March 10: Ramadan
March 10: Daylight Saving Time Begins
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
March 19: First Day of Spring
March 19: World Social Work Day
March 20: International Day of Happiness
March 23 – 24: Purim
March 25: Holi
March 31: Easter Sunday
March 31: César Chávez Day