When I Choose To Be Happy

Friday, August 24, 2012 JS Hanniffy 0 Comments

~“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~
― Dalai Lama XIV

Everyone has different way to be happy and in my entire life I know about happiness just like everyone knows about it - people usually link it to smile or laugh . But today, I learn something different about what a happiness is. It is something that looks simple but in a reality it's really, really precarious to do.  


I was just very happy last week for having a new job. A good job indeed and in which I really liked it. I was overwhelmed by its happiness and the pride for getting the job so quickly. But wise people said too much happiness can sometimes bring tears - somehow, they were right.

My first day of working was a disaster. I didn't expect that I would get such as a manager with very bad attitude. I was fine for a while as I was thinking that "this is just a job". But you know how big your patience is we always have limit tolerance towards someone's attitude. 

Exactly on the sixth day of my working with the company, I couldn't tolerate this fat and ugly lady anymore. I stand up for myself and it raised her anger and from that incident I knew that this lady was not just ugly on face but also ugly in everything (may God help her). 

I hate argument and always try to avoid this stupid thing. Here is my question: "What do you get from arguing?"

From that incident we were called by the head department to tell them what the story was but I refused. I was hurt by this fat and ugly lady. I might seem not professional by refusing the head office to come and I was. But what had happened was already happened and I thought coming to the head office with this fat and ugly lady would not help anything.

My husband said I should come to explain what had happened, but for what? defending myself  from this fat and ugly lady? Won't work for me that way. So I have my own way. 

When I got out off the office I knew already that I was finished working with this company (and wish not to see this fat and ugly lady again). I felt happy and free. 

I like writing as writing helps me to express what I feel. So I sent email to the head officer telling her about this fat and ugly lady's attitude during my first week working -words through writing is sometimes better than talking. It's done. In the night, I got an SMS from the head officer informing for a meeting with her in the following morning.

I could finish just like that from this company and didn't care at all with my week working salary but I wanted to finished it with a good image. So I came over. 

It was such a great feeling to be free from something. Never let anyone bully you even it's for money. Stand up for  yourself. Freedom is happiness, it's better than anything in this world.

Till tomorrow,

S'pore, 23.11-240812  





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