We:30 Share & Tell: Shannon Introduces Us to Her Rubber Duck Collection

In this week's Share & Tell, Shannon, our SEO Strategist, talks about her hobby of collecting rubber ducks and the simple joys that they bring to her life.

Never Feeling Like a Duck Out of Water

Who knew that a simple thing like a rubber duck could cause such happiness, or be the cause for so much conversation? Several years ago I found out just how much this small yellow toy could make me smile and feel at home no matter where I might be. It started out very simple, and then grew into something that took on a life of its own. A little rubber ducky, picked up from somewhere long forgotten, made its way to my desk. Just glancing at the cute little guy while working helped me forget the stress of the day, even for just a moment. I quickly decided that if one duck could have this effect, then several ducks could help to do much more. 

My collection has grown to several rubber ducks now in a variety of styles and themes. I have even had fellow co-workers anonymously leave rubber ducks on my desk for me to find. Also, an additional bonus to the little rubber toys has been that they provide an easy way to transition into a new work situation. Whenever people walk by my desk for the first time, they are always amused by my ducks, and that usually provides a great opportunity to spark conversation about what they might collect or what they have in their lives that makes them happy. I love my little ducks and the simple joy that they bring to my work day. So, whenever I find myself feeling too stressed out or unfocused, I just take a deep breath, look at my ducks, and smile.
Every Wednesday at 3:30 we gather to celebrate an employee who exemplifies our core values to inspire, share, evolve, exceed and be 100% jerk-free. In our Share & Tell edition, we invite the employee to share their unique story, or simply something that inspires them.

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