Posted by Cass - 08 May 2012
There are so many people that have made a difference in my life that it was difficult to choose three to work with.
Lots of people have touched my life in different ways and I am so lucky to have so many good friends around me that have been a part of my life for so long. They have always been there to support me when things got tough and also been around to have fun with and enjoy life's gifts.
Today I had to whittle this down to three people and write what I loved about them and how they had supported and guided me over the years.
The first boss I had was quite scary but I realise that he had guided and supported me when I first came to London. As a young person I thought I was so grown up but he carefully put me on the road to enable me to consider my actions. I was able to live in a room within a big institution and here I met so many of my current friends within a safe and friendly environment.
He once told me The people that like you will like you whatever you do and those that don't will always find fault with you. The only person you have to be true to is yourself. This maxim has lived with me ever since and I realised early on that I could escape from everyone but myself and so I had better enjoy being myself. There was no way out.
The next person has been a friend for many years and she opened my eyes to the alternative side of life. She set me on a quest to find out about yoga, meditation and a journey which has made me read more and more about the search for happiness. She is always there for me and listens to my cockeyed notions on many subjects. I am so lucky to have her in my life and she has definitely changed the way I consider subjects and has helped me to improve my writing skills and is always enthusiastic about my new ventures.
The third person was my last boss and he showed me so many man management skills and created a working environment that enabled me to shine and meet so many wonderful and unusual people. I have been able to use the skills he taught me now that I am teaching young children there is no difference between a difficult client and a stroppy child. They both need delicate handling and this person taught me that if I was not getting through, then the fault lay with me. I needed to explain things in a more simple and understandable way.
He also taught me the values of working in a team and being part of a greater circle to get a job done. I learned to take the skills of others and use them so that I would be able to get my job done more efficiently.
My ten things for the list were so easy today as I remembered different people who had made a difference in my life and were continuing to do so today.
My Magic Rock thought: My friends that are so important to me and I am so lucky to have them.
Follow my journey which has been inspired by The Magic by Rhonda Bryne