Time is like a river, flowing day and night, never stopping. It flows quietly by us, and we slowly grow older and wiser. It’s like everything has changed, and yet our dreams of a better future never change.
I found a job for the weekends at a store. I am a cashier, and it has been a challenge for me but this experience has helped me overcome my shyness and boost my confidence. The first day at work I was really nervous and slow. On top of that there was a pile of items waiting for me to scan, and there was a group of strangers watching me. At the time I was worried I was taking too long and the people would complain to the manager, or that I would give someone the wrong change. As the worries amassed in my mind, I became paralyzed with pressure and worry. I was tempted to run away and quit. But, my heart kept saying not to give up or to become disheartened and to believe tomorrow would get better. After I persisted for a couple of days, I noticed I had improved quite a bit and was able to keep up with the other cashiers. I was able to relax and be at peace, and face my new customers with a smile every day. I am really grateful for this experience.
I learned from my work experience to focus on what’s at hand and not to get distracted. I also learned to do my best, take my time, and stay calm, that way I will be one step closer to finish my task at hand.
I am thankful to all the people who have created a place I can learn so many new things. This has made me feel extremely cared for, and I can’t thank you enough for helping and supporting me. I will pass this love on to someone else, so there will be love in all the world. Lastly, I wish you all the happiness in the world. Happy Christmas!
Thank you to Denise and Rosanna for sponsoring Kalsang through her high-school program at Eden. Kalsang will complete her schooling in July, 2019 and we look forward to watching her take her next steps.
My world is not limited to a small mountain village. I want to reach a distance I have never reached. I want to go to the top of the mountain to overlook the world and blow the night wind on the top of the mountain.
The Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women started in August this year, with 51 students attending. This program is running in Western China and we have seen great potential in the students in improving their way of life.
One of our projects for the My First Job program in China is the Embroidery Skills Training. Behind the faces of each of the students is an encouraging story of hope and perseverance. One of them is Daretao and this is her story: