- October 09th, 2012
Today was a fairly normal day at the office. But as we took off our shoes without a second thought, for a recently announced “no-shoe” hour, it crossed my mind that this isn’t a normal normal.
Let me back up. Allow me to lead you through a fairly average day in a creative department where we love kingdom work and enjoy each other.
8:25 a.m. – knock-your-socks-off view as I drive into the office
Morning – Ben decides that soft music, a fireplace and cider is the best way for creatives to work.
2:30 p.m. – By this time, everyone in the office has been convinced that cider is an absolute must and has a cup in their hands. Tom, aka Tom dah Bomb (you can follow him on twitter @TomDahBomb, where we post his many tweetable quotes in spite of his protests) starts a story that draws a crowd. As we pull up chairs to hear the story, we realize that everyone has cider or an apple in their hand and “apple break” is born. Apple break is much like banana break only its at 2:30 instead of 3:30 and you have apples instead of bananas.
3:00 p.m. – with all the relaxing music, fire place crackling, and leaves falling outside, someone gets inspired to slip their shoes off. And declares that 3 – 4 pm is “no-shoe hour”. Its quickly agreed to. And as our shoes are in a line on the floor, I shake my head and realize again that this is not your average workplace or team. And I love it.
That alone would be a fantastic day but meanwhile we’re actually getting alot of eternal things done, the video team is whipping out things like this video and I’m reading and posting a story of some pastors in ky banding together, buying a full page ad in the local paper and running the “Declaration of Spiritual Emergency“.
God has gathered this team really beautifully. It won’t be forever. But there are moments like this often that remind me to stop and be thankful.