(Really inspiring, the above poem-I say it, early morning as well as before going to sleep and it works wonders, somehow!)
I always feel that the best gems are found in the most unlikely of places! So, how about this erudite quote from Snoopy(Charlie Brown's doggie):
Learn from yesterday
Live for today
Look to tomorrow
Rest this afternoon!
Isn't that nice? The simplest way to say' take it easy, but take note of the present, the past and the future, in your own way'.
But, do we really do that? Is there any mistake that you made once,and you never repeated again? Like, getting angry for no reason and shouting at someone just to let off steam.
Or, did you begin the day feeling all grumpy, and growled throughout breakfast, getting ready and at work? Did you ever think what impression your colleagues would have got of you, in this (rare/normal) phase of yours? Will they ever look at you the same way as they used to, with whatever amount of respect, once they realize what an animal you can be?
And, while leaving your workplace, did you feel thrilled at the prospect of being able to return back tomorrow, a day after you received your salary?
So, what exactly governs us? What causes these moods? Like, me for example- every time I'm ready to put up a post, I'm all enthused, and, I do come up with what I wanted to write about. And, I also decide to post daily. But, the next day, something or the other happens, and I lose my mood to post..and, the next day, and the next!!!! Ah well, that's something simple to do, I guess- just need a bit of motivation...
And, take this situation last week- this colleague called me up from a site. He was sounding most harassed, because he was being given a nice runaround by one of the product suppliers, where delivery of material was concerned- so, he wanted to let off a bit of steam as well as ask me to help him get the urgent stuff...my first reaction that day, just coz I'd had a tiring morning, was to tell him' So, why come to me? Can't you do such a small thing also yourself?'...but, I caught myself at just the right time. I called the supplier, got a positive answer and conveyed it to this guy, who was delighted that his request was answered. Which was what he wanted my help for, when he called.
Now, had I reacted as I had first wanted to, what would have happened? I'm sure we both would have been cribbing at each other(No, both of us don't use bad words) and spoiling our colleague-ral relationship. It again proved to me the veracity of the thought- think before you react. Put yourself in the other person's shoes before blurting out an instant reaction!!
In fact, many times people know that they can handle a situation- but, they just want someone to lend them a patient listening ear, then, they'll even solve their problem themselves,feeling lighter, now that they've unburdened their woes from the heart to the mouth to the other person!