Long Service Award
Yeah, it may sound crazy…but it feels like Oscar! I am referring to the long service award which I got from my employer - 10 years in the same organization is indeed a milestone.
Yes, what is striking is that all these long service awardees have put in the best of their career years into this organization – this is amazing!! I am sure if any of the long service awardees get their biographies done, this period in our life time will definitely be a focused coverage!. All have been together, learnt many things, grown, been loyal, dedicated, etc……..
Professionally and personally I have matured a lot in these last 10 years and my organization has a very big role to play in my growth - when i say organization, it goes without saying it is the people who make the organization.
Coming back to the ”feeling like Oscar”, it is ARR’s Oscar award acceptance speech which crosses my mind – the famous quote ‘Ella Pugazhum Irayvanuke (All praise be to God)’ - probably it is true in my case, but just that for me the God is in the people around me - ” my parents - who instilled the value of life into me, my spouse and kids – who understand me and relentlessly support me to handle and balance my work load and personal life, my sibling – who inspires me to face and live my life, my friends – who shape my thoughts and make me better every day, my mentors -who put their faith in my potential and give responsibilities which help me grow professionally, my colleagues - who bring in those moments of happiness and belongingness to keep me going , my team – who actually make it possible for me to deliver the expectations - so, it is people, people, people………..probably, my note should go like ” Ella Pugazhum Irayvanuke - Ennai Sutri Manithanai irrukum Irayvanuke” (All praise be to God who is in the form of People around me!)
To close, i quote these lines from ttrangarajan -” Happiness is in small things! Success is in big things” and these 10 long years in this organization gave the opportunities for small things and big things!!
God bless! Makes me feel wonderful about this milestone!