Thursday, December 27, 2007

on being kind

it goes without a saying that do not do unto others what you do not want others do unto you... therefore, people try to be nice always to others in order for them to be treated well and fair.

i sometimes argue with the idea of being kind to other people especially to those who you really do not know well. at times when you try your best to help others, a simple thank you would be very difficult to earn in return. worst, they would even say that they don't need any help. what if i am the one in need, will they also be kind enough to lend me a hand? trying to be nice and kind sometimes put in a crossroad. is this person worthy enough to be helped or he was just using me for his own good?

whatever it is, helping a stranger in need is worth-doing not because you need something in return but because it makes you feel light knowing that even in a very simple and little way you were able to be of help....

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

life changes....

Its really amazing how people could cope up with everyday changes that come in our way... good or bad, these changes have made us stronger and a lot wiser as we greet the morning breeze. When I was a little girl my mom would always tell me that for a person to become successful in life, he needs to make the most of what is at hand and be flexible to the changes that would come along the way. This principle has been my guide for the past 20 years of my life. Its not that I dont trust my capability especially in terms of planning but as they say mothers know best. No matter how well you plan ahead, a lot of changes - minor or major, would definitely challenge you as an individual and as a team player, if you work in a group. So how could we cope with these "changes?" I think the first step that one should undertake is to treat the change as a challenge for you to come up with a better output. One time, a few hours before a major activity, a 34-member delegation suddenly said that they wont be joining the activity anymore. As an effect, we were left with almost half number of participants. With this, we were left with so much food and a huge space in our venue. Seeing this, my group members were terrified because we cannot cancel the food orders anymore. Since I can't do anything with the huge space, I focused myself on doing something for the leftover food. So what I did, I distribute it to the drivers and helpers saying that its our treat to them because of their untiring help for the success of the event. Not only did it solve our problem with leftovers, it also help me strenghten our publicity to those who help us in the activity. As a result, a more efficient service from them plus all the smiles from their faces everytime we cross ways. :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

To Leave or Not to Leave

There will come a point in one's life that one would feel exhausted of his usual daily activities that he feels he is not growing as a person - mentally, physically, socially, economically, and emotionally. And the only solution to end all this is to step out of the box and explore a greener pasture. A place where he can redeem his self and try new things which would allow him to make use of his undiscovered talents and likewise enhance his old skills and knowledge. However, challenges would always hinder one's decision to leave the box leaving him at the crossroad as to whether stay or leave. On one hand lies the opportunity of finding a new place to explore and the possibility of finding new happiness... on the other hand lies the offer of a big step in the current career that would not only earmark own credibility as a skillful individual but would also give pride and honor to the organization. With this, a huge question which needs to be answered: To Leave or Not To Leave????