Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's coming closer

The effects of Recession that is. I was in a conversation the other day when this someone asked me if recession had hit my industry. Naive me, at the time replied 'No, not really'. It probably comes from those carefully drafted statements that make businesses look relatively good in a gloom environment :)

But it's not really what I thought. I think slowly and steadily it is coming this way too, I mean in the industry here.

For the first time today, I actually knew of people who were laid off. It's funny how we slip into this comfort zone thinking we will be in our familiar surroundings with the same kind of people for good. Until something like this happens and people we knew have to leave. There is a feeling of guilt sometimes for having developed impressions of them and sharing it over a good laugh with people we know.

And then suddenly all you remember is how good this person was and forget the rest.

I was asking myself as to why we always need to wait for this moment to realise the good that was, moments when it's time to bid adieu. Guess life would be too perfect if we always saw the good ya and I guess I should be happy with the fact that we even feel that way at the end and correct ourselves. At least we did and therein I find some comfort. :)

Speaking of change, whenever I have considered embarking on one, these words have helped me tremendously:

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." - Alan Cohen


Mamta said...

This is soo true..!!! Love this 1 sis..!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Nishka,it's amazingly so true we realise the worth of something/someone when they're no longer with us.There's the old saying "the worth of the eye is known when sight is lost" which relates to this blog of yours.Guess that's how we accept we are yet to accept people for who they are rather than for what they've done for us.Life's truths come to us as blows which though small, hits right on the nail.Let's learn to be more open and accept changes.

Aanchal said...

Very true and very well written ! :)

Komal-Nishka said...

Thank you girlies for your time and comments.. :)

Rajani said...

hi there! thanks for dropping by my blog and for your comment. glad to know another blogger from Dubai. Oh yah about the recession - its like waiting and waiting for the worst to happen... when i guess we can make the best of what we have and be cheerful about it!!

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