Point to Ponder:
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” - Lou Holtz.
Story Line: If it is Tuesday it must be Taipei - by Anand Shah
Many a time, while travelling thorough many countries in a short time, I wake up in the morning wondering what country could I be in? Inside the four walls of the hotel room, I look in the itinerary and try to match the day of the week to the place I am supposed to be in and EUREKA!
So during my recent 6 countries/16 days trip, It was Tuesday - so it was Taipei. My colleague and I went to the airport to take an afternoon flight to Seoul.
While checking in for Asiana Airlines flight, we noticed that the Taiwanese agent at the check-in counter seemed incredibly happy and upbeat. Every question was answered with a smiling face and every request was handled with enthusiasm. I mentioned that one of the straps on my bag was broken. “No problem, let me try to fix it”. When it did not work, she brought red tape and wrapped it around the broken strap. She told me that she did it so that the baggage handler would not try to hold it there and drop it.
While giving us our boarding pass with her ever smiling face, she asked “Is there any other question or help that you need?”
I asked “Are you always like this? Smiling and enthusiastic?”
She replied, “Why not?”
As many of you know, Friday Reflections are stories of such people that I have met, stories I have heard or read, experiences I have encountered and wisdom that I have acquired in this journey. The stories have been shared for 26 years with our children and for the past seven years through the internet with friends around the world; in the spirit of some great wisdom from the movie City of Joy: “Things that are given away are never lost.”