It is in sharing
That life’s value increases
I have missed
So many opportunities
I am shy by nature
So reaching out is exercise.
I learn so much by sharing.
I give away self and gain in giving.
Originally written: February 16, 2000
There was a moment when I was embarrassed by the opportunities I
have missed to reach out to others and share with others. It was hard
for me to reach out and talk to others. I was epitome of the wallflower.
I walked into a party room and turned left and found the nearest open
chair. I could hardly eat the food or drink the liquid refreshment. I would
not dance unless forced. I was shy and thought I really did not belong
in the party. I knew I would mess up something and embarrass myself
and others. Okay enough of this introduction to one of my prior life.
Along the way I acquired significant skills as a programmer and with that
skill came some pride and passion. I accepted a challenge to take a
management position to fix some major problems. I learned through
Must Do and Must Have Skill situations to be able to command audiences
and executive meetings. Along the way I learned sharing experiences
and feelings provided special learning experiences and expanded my
comfort zones. Along the way of doing the Must Dos I changed from an
extreme introvert to be able to function well as a leader in any environment.
I learned I gained the most by sharing and giving to others.