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Hello February,

For those of us dealing with the blessings of winter, February is often the toughest month. I do complain about it like many do, but I never let the cold or lack of sunshine take me down. I invest the “out on a nice day” hours on educating myself, discovering ways to improve Chat Tech for all of us, and work on home improvement projects. Seasons provide an opportunity for me to shift my focus throughout the year, which works great for me. Yet I don’t believe I have always been this way. I probably adopted this change after my first winter in Chicago. As the saying goes “when life gives you lemons…..”. In case you haven’t guessed it, this week I’m going to talk about optimism as today happens to be Optimists Day. 

I do have my moments of sour face but I’m a self-proclaimed optimist. I love being able to find solutions during crises and turn things around. That’s magic! Being the first child of a younger couple with very limited means, I was also taught never to waste. So, when the current situation can’t be turned around, I go for those delicious ripe lessons. Fair warning, they often can’t be seen through the blurry lens of negativity! 

Most of us are familiar with this epic quote by Epictetus “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” Reminding myself this quote often helps me snap out of the sour face, but recently reading this article helped me gained even more insight into why I love positivity so much.

At times we may need time and space to go through something and digest. That is okay. The tunnel we are in may be dark but no tunnel stretches long enough to go around the world. There will always be a light at the end of it. 

May joy chase you everywhere you go, see you next week!  

– Burak Sarac, Team Lead

7 Best Ways to Sync Outlook & Google Calendar

If you use Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar to manage your schedule and appointments, you may want to consider syncing the two platforms. This will make staying organized and on top of your commitments easier. This article will guide you on how to sync Outlook calendar with Google calendar.

National Secondhand Wardrobe Week

Do you know that thrift stores started gaining popularity around the time of the Great Depression as people scouted for cheaper products? It’s time you thought about selling your used clothes in a thrift shop and buying another second-hand vintage outfit. Not only does it save your wallet from getting empty, but it also helps in cutting down on environmental waste. You don’t even have to go in person! Check out this list of virtual thrift stores to get started.

 Use Google My Maps as a Trip Planner

While there are plenty of apps for travel planning, Google Maps offers something comforting. We’ve gotten so used to navigating its UI, that no other app feels this good. And if you haven’t ever used Google Maps as a trip planner, then you’re missing out. This article has the scoop.

National Chocolate Fondue Day is February 5

You had us at “chocolate.” But chocolate fondue is even better. Just in case you needed an excuse to indulge in some melted chocolate, you’ve got it with this holiday. Check out this article for how to get started!