With the music of Frank Valli and the Four Seasons (Walk Like A Man) playing in the background, I went through my old files with the goal (again) of sorting it down to minimum clutter. Decluttering is a never-ending task, as you would certainly agree. Yet it has to be done, otherwise you will find yourself with stuff mountain-high which half of it you may no longer need or stuff which has definitely outlived its time.
A few minutes into the task I stumbled on this piece of writing. I read through it. Then thought maybe I have posted this long ago but when I can't remember. But certainly it brought back fond memories of long ago.... which brought a smile to my heart. So I thought I would like to honor those old wonderful friendships with a fond wish that wherever they are I pray life has been good to them.
Here is the piece in full......
"Images came to life one day as I sat by the window looking out to a dull day. That of a young girl in high school and a best friend who saw herself as insignificant incompetent. That of an office-mate who didn't think that he could deserve a promotion. That of a niece who thought herself to be a loser. But all three were good at some talent or skill. I remember them so well.
Then came one day when.......
-----Dina was pushed by her English teacher to join a campus essay contest. She came out besting the best. She was sent off to represent the school in a national competition; won that.
-----James was sent by his boss to handle a project at their provincial branch office. He improved their sales dramatically within a year. He became the manager of that branch.
-----Leah was asked by an uncle to assist in an NGO sponsored community activity for street children. The children adored her. She later headed similar community activities and became known for her highly-rated organizational skills and efficiency.
we don't get to know our potential nor see the spark of genius within ourselves. Sometimes we need a little push from someone who sees us for what we are…. who sees our genius or potential.
And when that happens, it now becomes our responsibility to let it shine even so much more. There can no longer be an excuse for not letting our star shine and shine even brighter. We should aspire to do what we do best at anytime, anyplace, with whoever is sent us, with every opportunity that knocks on our doors.
We should be who we are constantly, consistently, unbendingly, uncompromisingly... regardless... because that's who and what we are. The best is our yardstick. The goal is to live life with our best.
That too, incidentally, is by God’s design.
"Good, better, best. Never let it rest until good be better and better best." ---------- Mother Goose rhyme "
God bless you, everybody!