Monday, April 13, 2009
Last few weeks, I was in a very stressful mood most of the days. So many things had to be completed and the very fact that I always wanted to do the best in everything that I do made the situation more difficult. But there was this one time when I was walking up to my room and a former student of mine said ‘hi’ to me. He was standing near one of the offices; so, I sort of knew that he was actually waiting for one of his lecturers. Still, he came up to me and offered to take my briefcase. And before I could say no, he took the briefcase and just started to walk up to the third floor. At that point of time, my mood was suddenly improved. Simply put, I felt happy and appreciated. As a lecturer, I did not expect anything from my students. But, a gesture like this one, no matter how simple, was always welcome anytime.