Sunday, June 01, 2008

The one with missing a chance?

I got a call last friday for a sales job search of a multi-national company. It has a good offer, lots of fringe benfits, etc, etc. But before the HR personnel asked me if i'm interested, i instantly and politely told her that i was not looking for a job as of the moment. And when I told this to my friend who is looking for one, she immediately said, "wish i had the same guts to turn down an offer."

The statement made me think. What was that all about? Did i just turn down a good chance? Did I decide on something that would make me regret it in the future? From the time I resigned from work, I probably had about ten calls from other companies. (I did'nt even send resumes) I think they have some kind of an "insider HR" that has a list of all employees who just resigned. haha. My point, I just don't want to label these as missed chances or missed opportunities. I want to call them "my life's choices". It was a choice, a very good one indeed. I chose be a hands-on mom for the first few years of her life; I chose to do something outside the norms of the corporate world, something that i've been dreaming and wanting for the longest time; I chose to find other ways that could make me earn; we chose to sacrifice things that we want but really don't need in order to make our ends meet and save up for simone.

Everything in life is a choice. We make our mornings bright because we choose to be happy today. We snap on something that annoys us because we choose not to like that something or someone. We cry because we choose something and it did'nt turn out the way we wanted it.

Make everyday a day of choices that will make you happy and make God glad and if you do that, you won't miss out any chance, you will make your life's choice happen. :)

2 comments:

Mec said...

one good thing about this world is that we are given many ways of looking at something... many vantage points... :)

saying NO to the job could be a missed opportunity of a career in sales... but it's also grabbed opportunity to spend more time with Simon and Simone, grabbed opportunity to attend more entrepreneurial classes, grabbed opportunity to put up your own business etc...

will the grabbed opportunities make you wealthy and famous and influential? maybe not...

but few things beat being a smiling wife greeting a tired husband who's just come home... and a mom who has all the time in the world to play with her child...

Jacque said...

ay sister, panalo ka talaga magsulat! ano ba?! thanks for the visit! muah! love yah!