A thank you note written and given with a bag of gifts to incoming and out going committee members and staff of the Asia Pacific Region of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
As my journey with the Asia Pacific Regional Committee (AP) of the World
Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) comes to an end, I thought
of giving you a bag of gifts, each gift symbolizing something that I want to share
with you. The AP journey is over for me, the chapter is closed but definitely not
the book (of my life)! The chapter was open for over six years, with many
challenges and journeys, laughs and liaisons and I know (I can tell for sure!) it is
one of the most colourful chapters of my book.
In the bag of gifts, you will find:
A piece of soap –very simply wrapped, Sri Lankan Ayurveda made into a
simple soap for everyday use. My AP journey taught me to keep things
simple, that simple things matter in life and simplicity makes it easier to
get through our day to day work.
A pen with Sri Lankan insignia –My AP journey taught me that “the pen is
mightier than the sword.” Clear communication and constant contact
helps to clear misunderstandings and facilitate exchange of ideas. This
leads to decisions of better quality for all the stakeholders.
A wooden spoon and fork – made out of coconut shells. It is important to
have the right tools to deal with all situations, daily as well as strategic.
My AP journey taught me to look for the right tools and if needed, to
acquire the right tools.
A packet of tea – One of Sri Lanka’s many gifts to the world! It is
important to take a break from time to time. It is important to remember
that we are human beings working for and representing groups of human
beings. My AP journey showed me that sometimes decisions taken after a
rest were better/wise decisions. So remember to have a cup of tea and
I hope you enjoy the bag of gifts.
All the very best for whatever path that you have embarked on, whether it is a
new AP journey, the next leg of the AP journey or any other path that you will
choose. I’m very sure that our paths will cross again and again.
Once again, please accept my best wishes, take care and keep in touch.
Yours in Guiding,