Dear friends, supporters and colleagues.There are so many good things in life but they are not all meant for you
There are so many good things in life but they are not all meant for you. I am writing this month’s update from a lobby of the beautiful Maseru Sun Hotel in Maseru, Lesotho. This is one of the most marvelous places I have been to. I guess one of the reasons I am feeling like this is because this is one of the few times when I have the opportunity to practice work-life balance. Being a Saturday, I am free: no report to write, no e-gadgets, no client enquiries or client issues to attend to and (un)fortunately, being so far away from home, no family members and indeed no company at all.
I slept until 10 am. I had breakfast brought into my room. For the time in a long time I had some time to watch some mindless TV. I took a walk to the shopping more and appreciated the variety of items they have on offer. I was looking for a bookshop but I didn’t find any. When I came back from the walk I walked to the bar and looked at the variety and diversity of drinks they have. I ordered a guava juice and a glass of cold water. I also had a chance to strike some conversations with some people I found there talking about life in general without talking much about who we are and what we do. I walked to the swimming pool and saw so many young people swimming and having parties. Truly, this is one of those days or moments one would want to repeat every day. In this particular single day I had everything. I grabbed all the opportunities the day offered me.
Throughout all this experience, the African proverb, “there are so many good things in life but they are not all meant for you”, kept registering in my mind. How I wish I could have this life every day......
In the months of October
and November, Dr Chiku Malunga will be visiting South Africa,
Mozambique, Lesotho, Ghana and Kenya on consultancy and book promotion
Mr Charles Banda will be visiting Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam to conduct Organizational Capacity Assessments on behalf of the Atlas Alliance of Norway