Saturday, April 6, 2013

Are you happy when you wake up in the morning?

Are you happy when you wake up in the morning? To be frank, sometimes I am happy at this time of the day. At other times, I am sad and lazy. If I analyze this further, sad corresponds to the days when there are a lot to accomplish in the limited time. The way the economy is tanking and everyone tightening up their belt strings, sad and lazy is winning the game more often these days. Happy corresponds to the weekends. There you go. I said it. But why am I talking about waking up in the morning? If you have an aim, the whole waking up phase is interesting. It motivates you to take the day head-on. This is what the learnt say.

The other day, I was talking to a friend who brought up this subject about waking up in the morning and charging ahead to meet another day with enthusiasm. The subject we were talking was death. Yes, you heard it right. My friend's colleague passed away recently. It was neither sudden nor unexpected as the colleague was diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is a killer which appears in many forms. I am not sure which form of cancer had afflicted the colleague. But the colleague in question had known this for the past few years. He had no family. All his friends were from work. Work was only thing that kept him alive all these years. When he got up in the morning, he was happy and motivated because he had his work and office.

This brings up another subject about workplace. The manager play an important role in such situations. The colleague had moved between teams during the time he was diagnosed with cancer. The first manager was very sympathetic allowing him to work whenever possible and whatever mode(on location or remote) convenient. But when he moved to a new team, the new manager was afraid because he was a liability. I did not understand why. Staying in my state of ignorance, I attribute the liability to the strict labor laws in France. The manager and the HR was always concerned about the situation. This is a sorry situation as the colleague would have given up the hope for living if he did not have his work and office.

There is a lesson for me. I should not feel sad and lazy in the morning as I get to enjoy one more day. Now, the uphill task is not to think about work when I get up in the morning for the happy feeling to last more.

Tags: Musings,Morning,Work



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10 comments:

  1. Often I wake up in the morning and wish sun goodmorning. Helps me feel awesome and charged!

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    1. That is a nice way to start the day. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I feel empty in the morning and gets charged up as day unfolds.. I don't get that vaccum that I experience when I wake up..

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    1. That is interesting. You are like a blank page when you wake up!

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  3. I think mornings fill me with a sense of joy that no other time of the day can do...i love waking up early and going for a jog so that by the time i am back, my family is slowly rousing while I am ready to begin my begin and look after their needs!

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    1. So you wake up with the right note. If you wake up everyday with a sense of joy, there is nothing that can wrong in your day.

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  4. The very fact that you woke up in the morning is a matter of great joy. I pray that it stays the same irrespective of what I've to do during the day. However, it gives an insight into how many of my colleagues could be looking up to me to 'make their day'.

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    1. That is what I am thinking now. Getting up in the morning itself is a matter of joy. About your colleagues, that is an even deeper subject. They are waiting for you to make their day is not necessarily good as it means they are not independent. This is one of my fears when I realize there is a lot of decisions to be made by me.

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  5. Oh yes !! Nona ... everyday itself is a reason to celebrate and be happy !! And as those learned say, over the spiritual channels, u happen to scroll right in the morning(or someone scrolls those channels at ur place) a happy morning would energize your entire day and i have felt it every day !! I would say, I am at least 5 days happy realizing the fact that ...i am blessed I have yet another day to view the amazing world of God in human body !!! :) nice post .. and a reminder that I am on the right path!! :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think it is a valuable lesson.

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