April 18, 2005, 9:13 a.m.

Important Things

Before anything else, I offer my apologies for some errors in my blogs; I checked my previous blogs and found errors in grammar, both real and technical (some characters are not rendered by the browser, etc.). Most of the time I just type and type continuously without reviewing the previous texts. Please ignore these errors, and of course I'll do my best to create a 'perfect' log. Look at the forest, not the tree.

While we go about our daily routines at home and office, and places in between, we might lose sight of the important things in life. Don't forget to greet people, smile at them and do anything appropriate as the need arises. If you can lend to anyone who needs it, lend; if you need to forgive, forgive. And because you take care of these important things, it will follow that the job at hand, any work you do, will be done the best way possible. Remember that doing your job diligently is the same as praying. People should work not because they have to, but because they like to do it. I hope I'm making sense here.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall gently upon your field,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

(an Irish blessing prayer)