About two weeks ago I posted on three different social media platforms (Neighbourly, Linkedin and Facebook) the mission was to get engagement and build some new online relationships. I needed something current, some sort of sympathetic content that people would feel pity with a need to help out so this is what I came up with.
I should have been working, however I decided to go for walk through Northlands Shopping Centre. I saw this beautiful, stylish elderly lady standing in the middle of the arcade with a walking stick. I didn't ask, but I think she would have been in her mid 80’s. We made eye contact - she signalled for me to come over, so I did.
"Recently I was honoured to be selected as a judge at a curry cook‑off. The original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge's table asking directions to the beer wagon when the call came.
There are times in my rather short existence, that I will have a consistent theme running through it: 'What on earth was that?! And how do I deal with THAT?!' I'm sure we all experience that from time to time too. The week just gone was something akin to that, this time it wasn't my personal life but my professional life. Plus it wasn't me that did the deed.
Research shows that only 6% of kiwis see presents as the most important thing at Xmas. 91% of those researched said that being with friends and family is the most important thing.