What a great time to be practicing optimism! We may not be able to control what is happening around the world right now, but we “can” decide how we want to react to it. Even in the midst of crisis, our mindset is our choice. An optimistic attitude can make any situation easier to handle, so go forth with your happy attitude and dare to be optimistic!

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs:

The future can be better than the present,

and I have the power to make it so.” Author Unknown

During the month of March, our staff implemented the following activities to remind all of us to focus on the brighter side of things.

Deca Fitness Program

Just one of the Deca Fitness Selfies we received so far. Stay positive St. Louis!

Employees win prizes if they participate in any fitness activity during the month of March. To qualify, they have to to send us a selfie of them being active.

Take Ownership Program

Employees are meeting in small groups to devise a marketing plan for our maintenance department. Deca believes strongly in allowing our staff members to choose intrinsic goals. This includes mastering a skill, gaining knowledge about a topic, and contributing ideas about an important project.

March Optimism Activities

Each employee received a mini-plant with an encouraging note about how plants are mood enhancers.

Deca managers will serve a healthy breakfast to all team members.

The staff spirit event was a trip to Hidden Valley Ski Resort, where the staff bonded over tubing.

The community outreach event this month will be the Deca staff providing items to be used by Angel Arms, our organization dedicated to foster care.

Everyone got a tip on how to be optimistic along with some scratch offs.

Upcoming Deca Spirit Activities