Yesterday one of our most effervescent, amazing, energetic and entertaining customers was not her usual self, not at all. She was down, way down.
Susan Turner, Culture Queen and Payroll Specialist, noticed our customer was in need of hugs and alerted the whole Alpine Crew. It was time for an ibexseed!
Recipe for Hugs in a Box
We sent it all out by courier and we hope that in some small way we brightened her day.
The Power of a (((Hug)))
There’s something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart;
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part.
A hug’s the way to share the joy
And sad times we go through,
Or just a way for friends to say
They like you ‘cuz you’re you.
Hugs are meant for anyone
For whom we really care-
From your grandma to your neighbor,
Or a cuddly teddy bear.
A hug is an amazing thing–
It’s just the perfect way
To show the love we’re feeling
But can’t find the words to say.
It’s funny how a little hug
Makes everyone feel good;
In every place and language,
It’s always understood.
And hugs don’t need equipment,
Special batteries, or parts–
Just open up your arms
And open up your hearts.
IBEX Payroll extends our profound respect and immeasurable gratitude to all the ancestors and keepers of the land on whose traditional territories our work takes place. We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. This land is sacred, historical, and significant.
Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs of the past, what we do in the present, and what we can do to continually honour the people whose lands and water we benefit from today.
This statement only acts as a first step in honouring the land we reside on and its peoples, and must be paired with education, understanding and informed action.