Pride and Gratitude to my Hero

book launchA picture  that speak of the pride and gratitude for a father. This is my father Stephen Richard Francis De Silva addressing a gathering of 500 plus buisness leaders of Sri Lanka after being presented the first copy of my first book in 2003. My mother Carmen Cordillia Maureen De Silva, who is a tower of strength for him and our family stands by during this beautiful moment as I look at my fathers performance with pride and gratitude. I pay tribute to him on his 16th death anniversary on the 5th of July.

Pictures that speak

The Super Job

Here is the quiz of the century?

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Those doing the Super Job!
  1. Can you guess the Job that needs the most hours per week?
  2. Can you guess the Job that requires staying on your feet most of the time?
  3. Can you guess the Job that requires you to have meals late and sometimes even skip them on behalf of your customer?
  4. Can you guess the job that requires staying up the whole night quite often and then starting early morning again and going on till late night?
  5. Can you guess the Job that requires a good knowledge and skills in medicine, finance, banking, teaching, home science, networking, sales, negotiating, human resources, teamwork empathy and relationships all at the same time?
  6. Can you guess the Job that needs the most amount of multi-tasking?
  7. Can you guess the Job that requires sacrificing things you desire on behalf of the customers despite all the qualifications and responsibilities listed above?
  8. Can you guess the Job that does not pay you despite all the qualifications and responsibilities listed above?
  9. Can you guess the Job that does not earn gratitude despite all the qualifications and responsibilities listed above?
  10. Can you guess the Job that sometimes results in humiliation and insult from the very people being served despite all the qualifications and responsibilities listed above?
  11. Can you guess the job that requires unconditional and selfless love to their customers?

Yes the answers to the above questions are one and the same. MOTHERS. Let’s remember and pay respect and gratitude to our mothers and all the mothers we know. Lets start today as someone thankfully invented mother’s day to remind us of the most precious person in our life and make every day of our life mothers day.

 

I dedicate this blog post to my own mother Carmen, the mother of my children Jennifer, my sister Kishani, my sisters-in-laws Bashi and Mirani and all the other mothers in my family, all the mothers known to me and all the mothers in this universe. God bless you all.