The perfect snow day!
Song: Perfect day by Lou Reed.
This is simply a self made montage with a beautiful song. Apologies if I am infringing copyright. Kindly advise and I will take it down.
The privilege of helping others
I've mentioned many times that I love my field of work - human relations (la relation d'aide) but lately, and maybe it's the Christmad spirit, I find that my appreciation for the role I have keeps growing. After four years of being a career consultant, meeting clients, advising on career transition and management is such a precious place to have in a person's life. I am still always thrilled when clients want to schedule their next appointment right away, when I meet them at reception and hear about their day and ongoing challenge. The truth is, I am a part of their day. My role is to guide, advise and bring out their inner strength. The way I see it, we are there to provide knowledge, self-awareness, assist in removing obstacles and do it with an open heart. To me, that is a priceless priviledge.
So I am on my way to work this morning and I take a seat in the metro. At the next stop, a young man gets up and exists and I notice what looks like a credit card on the floor. It was quite dirty what with all the snow and salt the city is now under. I got up, picked up the card and noticed it was indeed an access and visa card all in one that someone had lost. I immediately dropped it in my bag with the intention of notifying the bank once I got to my office, which I did and destroyed the card afterward.
As I left the metro, I then noticed a lady that needed to open a bigger door to exit since she had a baby carriage with her, yet the door was stuck. I waited for her to make eye contact with me and once she saw me, I let her know I was getting help. Which I did...and she was able to pass. In 5 minutes, I was able to help two strangers, never getting any thank you. Just the simple satifsfaction that I made a small difference in someone's day. I treated them simply as I wish to be treated had I been in the same situation. Nothing heroic, but it does feel good.
For a few seconds, you forget your worries meanwhile, helping another individual.
Merry Christmas Montreal!
Christmas Brunch Bunch of 2013
As promised, here is this year's Christmas Brunch Bunch! Lots of fun!!
My name is Ivana. I love photography and meeting people. I hold a Master's in counselling psychology and work as a career consultant. Music is my fuel and an important source of energy in my life. I drive my vespa around the city and I love what I do! :) About this blog: me on my artistic soap box!
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