Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blessing in disguise...taking back and giving more..

A friend of mine recently was lay off from the company he’s been working for about three years. The decision was quick, swift but unexpected by him. I can saw him totally felt less motivated and can’t focus on continuing the remaining working period.

He mentioned to me afterward, that he did feel somehow humiliated and unappreciated by the employer, for all the work and effort that he has thrown in. Perhaps if the quantum is substantial, he won’t mind. Like my other colleague whose keep on smiling everyday, even after getting bashed by customer in meeting. I heard that this other guy receiving substantial amount of cash.

My advise to him, be patient and relax. Do not feel stress and take this thing easy, otherwise you’ll feel more pressure. He’s still young and can afford making mistake and hurdles in life. There’s time for him to make choices and yet mistake, and there’s enough time for him to recover and undo the mistake. Mourn your unhappiness for day or two, but get back to your feet and start strategizing your future.

Life is about making choices, eventually the right choices after you stumble with the wrong options. I am saying this because, if life is only making the right choices every time, then there’s no hope or alternative for people who have made less right choices. They are condemned without the chance of repent or better themselves. I am not proud to say that I am one of them, with countless of wrong choices I’ve made.

Recently I heard that he’s contemplating in making choices which offer he going to take. He received two offers with even better pay.

I said to him, “God take back from you less, but He gave back to you more”. Be grateful my friend.

And suddenly I remember Surah Ar-Rahman (The Most Gracious) verses as below which struck my ungrateful me…

"Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny?"

1 comment:

Helmi!!! said...