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Appreciating the people around you. - Say What? #44

Happy Sunday everyone! This past week has been a pretty hectic one for me, but Alhamdulillah for ever
July 26 · Issue #44 · View online
Say What?
Happy Sunday everyone!
This past week has been a pretty hectic one for me, but Alhamdulillah for everything that happened and the people that I have in my life :)
Today’s session will be a short(er) one, and I want to share a little about appreciating the people and the community around you.

Recently, I saw a post by thefemalehustlers on Instagram (see below), which speaks to me on a very deep level, on both personal and professional levels.
From thefemalehustlers on Instagram.
From thefemalehustlers on Instagram.
Why did I say that this strikes a chord with me?
I had a friend who shared with me how they felt that their manager at work never appreciated their work. Despite putting in a lot of effort at work and always giving their best, the manager always manages to find small mistakes to reprimand them for.
This is not a case unique to them alone though.
I have read a lot of stories on social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc) about managers not appreciating their employees, causing the employees grave distress and dissatisfaction at work and leaving the company for better opportunities elsewhere. Or about how managers take credit for what their employees do, and never really rewarded the employees accordingly for their hard work.
This is also applicable in our personal lives, with our friends and families.
You’d hear stories about toxic relationships, where one partner take the other for granted, and only realizing how much impact and worth the other partner is after they have been left alone. Or stories about people regretting not spending more time with their friends or family members until after they have lost them for good.
Sounds familiar, no?
What can you do, personally?
Take some time today to think about some of the most important people in your life. This can be your family members, your partner, your close friends, your teachers or lecturers, or anyone, really.
When was the last time you thanked them for what they have done for you? When was the last time you showed your appreciation to them?
Or how about that long-lost best friend of yours from school/college? You know - the one who helped you through one of your hardest phase in life, the one who listened to you crying and agonizing over broken relationships or challenging assignments?
If it has been a while since you last acknowledge their presence and importance to you, don’t wait any longer.
It probably only takes a few minutes of your time to either write a text message or give them a phone call to say hi and catch up for a bit.
You might think that it is a small thing to do, but those little things do count.
After all - even if we are all individuals living our own lives, we have to accept the fact that we are not alone in this world. We do not achieve what we have achieved without the help from the community around us.
So don’t wait until it’s too late.
Take the time to show your appreciation for the people who have helped you get to where you are now. You would not want to regret it in your later years.
A note from me, to you.
With that reminder, I want to take this opportunity to say my thanks and appreciation to you, the people who subscribed to this newsletter and supported me in all that I do.
Despite us being strangers in real life, you made the conscious decision to subscribe to this newsletter, for whatever reasons. You made the choice to support a girl’s dream of writing and sharing her stories with the world.
And for that, I want to say thank you.
Thank you for supporting me in the littlest ways, from subscribing to this newsletter, to sharing it out with your friends. From liking and sharing my posts, to sending me links to other resources that would benefit me. From giving me suggestions and ideas for improvement, to actually inspiring and motivating me to do better in life.
But, most of all, thank you for being the awesome human being that you are.
You are d'bomb. And I love you all for that.
Signing off for now.
Before I sign off, I just wanted to inform you that the next issue (Issue #45), will come out a week earlier (so instead of getting it in 2 weeks’ time, you’ll actually get it next week!).
This is because I’ll be away on a family trip in two weeks’ time, so I wanted to make sure I can spend more time with my family and appreciate our time together. :)
Also - new blog post on the blog (yay)!
I wrote about my easy registration to set up my sole proprietorship with the Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) a few months ago. Feel free to have a read, especially if you run an online business or are thinking about doing so.
How to register a sole proprietorship with SSM. How to register a sole proprietorship with SSM.
Until next week, have a good Sunday everyone!
Stay safe, stay awesome, & take care!

Nazu xx
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