Monday, December 31, 2007

Gives a lot and expects a little.

Chew is a good friend and client for more than 20 years. He is a very responsible warehouse manager, who has many years of experience. Lately he was upset and unhappy due to his heavy loaded responsibilities plus no appreciation from his upper management. He was on the verge of tendering his resignation, when we had a chance to meet over a cup of tea.

With some knowledge and a little wisdom, I quoted to him this powerful phrase spoken by George Washington Carver, "When u do the common things in life in an uncommon way, that is when u command the attention of the world." This statement opened his thought for further discussion.

I gave him my personal name card with the title written as; 'Seven rules to be happy...never hate, don't worry, live simple. expect a little, give a lot, always smile, have friends like Robert Foo.' In order to prove my point to him, I illustrated the monk-hood way of living. To be a monk, one has to detach more than to receive. They do not possess any earthly possession except the clothing they wear. They give a lot in divine love and expect nothing in return. In turn, the after effect brings another kind of spiritual energy, which creates unlimited happiness to them. They have no hate, no worry, contented and always smile. Chew would gain the extra special energy, if only he knows how to give a lot without expecting much from his work. It might sound foolish to most ears, but if one darns to do the common things in an uncommon way, that is when one could command the attention of others. Chew was enlightened with delight. Before he left, he said, "I have learned one important fact of life from u Robert. Expect the least from whatever I do, I will be a happier person. Thanks so much."

Quote to be remembered; "Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
Mark Twain (1835 -1910)

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