Monday, October 22, 2012

Day by Day

Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.

He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure,
Gives unto each day what He deems best,
Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Every day, the Lord Himself is near me,
With a special mercy for each hour,
All my cares, He wants to cheer me,
He whose name is Counselor and Power.

The protection of His child and treasure,
Is a charge that on Himself He laid,
"As your days, your strength shall be in measure,"
This the pledge to me He made.

Help me then, in every tribulation,
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation,
Offered me within Thy holy Word.

Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E’er to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.


An update

A brief update on my friend who was hospitalized earlier - he is now feeling better, is out of danger, and has returned home. The doctors estimate that he will be extremely tired for the next 3 weeks or so, until he can regain strength to stand up or start walking again. While talking to him this evening, he mentioned that something good came out of this incident - he quit one of his very old habits and is feeling nice and fresh.

Thank you for your well wishes and prayers!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Meeting others

Recently at work, I was going from one building to the another and while at the lobby, I met a familiar face. She was talking to her boss and I stood there till they finished their conversation.  Then I went wished her hello and turns out that she came to this office for the first time, and did not know where to park her vehicle. For now, she had parked it in the 30 minute visitors spot. She mentioned that she was here to do a presentation for a group of project leaders and would be here for a duration of two weeks.

I volunteered to show her the parking spot, rode with her to the parking deck, and gave a quick tour of the parking deck including the nearest elevators back to the building. Her boss said that he was heading to the 12th floor meeting room. I assisted her to the 12th floor and showed her the conference room and wished her good luck with her presentation. I offered any assistance she may need while here at the office as well.

Later in the afternoon, I had a meeting and turns out that this team had come to do a presentation to few folks including myself. The group did their presentation and were here for 2 weeks to show few things they had developed. I sat there and listened to the discussions familiarizing myself with the tools and methodologies they had to offer - to make a project go smooth. This lady whom I met was none other than our Sunday school principal, Jaysee.

Meeting her, and numerous others from my past really struck a chord and made me realize - you never know who you'll run into where. People whom you've met and worked with in the past could surface into our lives at various junctures. Our perception about them as well as their's about us could very well depend upon the past association and experience we had. Healthy relationships, whether personal or professional, are formed on the basis of give and take. There is a wise saying in the consulting world, "You never burn your bridges."