Posted by Claudia Moser on 12:22 PM in ,
My mother has a belief: when you have the impression that something totally wrong or strange happened to you, there is a reason, a new opportunity may lurking just around the corner. This may have to do with her optimism, she does believe that there is something good and wonderful in every little thing, and maybe this approach did rub off on me, I do my best to stay positive!

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Yesterday I was supposed to leave for Estonia, but when I woke up in the morning I realised that I cannot, my cold was still present, I was having fever and my ear infection did not heal yet. Thus, I hoped that my boss will agree with me and let me skip this one meeting. I was rather anxious when I approached him and surprise, surprise he told me that actually this is a great thing, since I must attend a kick off meeting for my first new project!!! Yeah! After one year of co-managing one big project and doing some small ones on my one, he did trust me to entrust me one bigger project. I was so extatic that I guess my cold was taken by surprise and I could actually focus during the meeting and had some good results at the end.

For sure in the evening I had to take it easy and today I am resting at home (OK, I admit I do some work but just a bit).

But somehow I am happy, you know an opportunity did come and I did take it! 



Anonymous says:

There ya go :) I am a hopeless optimist lol and always try to see the good things in everything that happens...I'm happy to hear about your opportunity that came up!!
Get well soon and have a lovely and relaxing day.
Big hugs

That is awesome! And I hope you feel better soon.

@Eva - just relaxing, being quiet and having ideas :)
@Lynn - thank you so much, I am also very happy!

@Karen - thank you, I am doing my best :) and yes I'm lucky with my boss!

A real career woman, that´s what you are Claudia! Respect! Your mum is absolutely right, follow her words.

@Sofia - thank you for your kind words, and I always listen to my mom :)))

Wise boss to recognize the jewel he has in you as an employee. Hope you are feeling better and optimism is the best way to approach life!

Outstanding opportunity. Once again I say where you end up is often exactly where you should be.

@Pam - that is a good statement, you end up where you should! I will remember that!

You Mother's words are so wise!

@Sush - thank you my dear, the cold is slowly fading!
@Miss B - thanks, she is great!

Anonymous says:

Yes, I am a believer in things happening for a reason. Glad you're feeling well enough to get a little word done!

Good for you Claudia! I like to have wonderful, spontaneous opportunities to look back on as memories. :-)

@Beachlover - yes, things do happen for a reason
@November Rain - indeed, it is a great feeling!

Anonymous says:

Claudia, I hope you feel better soon. Sending good thoughts your way.

@Susanne - yes, better today, thank you for your kindness!

This Mama thinks you maybe work a little too hard, but ya know, when I was younger I did as well. I love your attitude. It's a glass half full kinda girl!

@Jo - thank you so much for your kind words, and I know I work a lot but I do enjoy it!

My mother always said everything happens for a reason - although I'm still wondering about the 'reasons' for some of the things that have happened to me!
But good to know what this one worked out great for you!

Anonymous says:

It's always a nice thing when opportunity makes you smile like that! Congratulations and may your cold disappear as soon as possible. Best to you!

@Paula - sometimes it is hard to identify the impact, I agree
@M J Joachim - thank you, all is better today!

Loved this post--You are a very positive person :) I think it has to be a blessing to have a boss that sees your talents and trusts you to move it up to the next level :)

Cheers, Jenn

@Jenn - I try to be even if at time it is not that easy. And yes I am blessed, you are right!

I hope you are feeling better now.
Your mother is a wise lady and I agree with her philosophy. Congratulations on your new project.

@Suzy - thank you, feeling much better :)

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