Sunday, February 22, 2009

Time spend on family is precious.

Joe is a good friend who is resting at home, recovering from a major operation. He is suffering from lumber spinal stenosis with a severe back pain. While visiting him at home, I could see he has lost a lot of weight.

This was what he told me. His back pain was due mainly to long hour of work. He is a very committed senior manager of an international IT corporation. From rank and files, he rose himself, while working 12 to 15 hours per day. In fact, a couple of years ago, one of his senior boss advised him to slow down with his responsibility. Working hard is good but working smart is better. The boss reminded him...each employee of a company is only a number to the employer, especially when one is working for a large corporation. Every staff is given a serial number, the name isn't important but the numbers are their identification. If a staff dies, most likely his immediate department would feel sorrowful for him. Three months later, a handful of colleagues might still think of him but after 6 months, nobody would remember him. His serial number would be closed permanently. However the only people who could still think and remember him, are his family and his loved one. They are the one who could cherish him forever.

This recent surgery was a blessing in disguise to Joe who realised he had actually spent too little time with his family. He promised to make good and intended to balance his life accordingly. Give the most valuable and precious time to those who remember you. I think he is right...I will spend more time with my family, especially my little darling who is so important to me.

I was taught to live a balance life - "Career, Family, Health, Friends, Financial, Communities & Spiritual".

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