By coincidence I met the lady of the beauty salon on “La Montagne”, and ever since, I have a weekly appointment to have some kind of beauty treatment. Last week it was French Nails.
A little over a year ago, I had the honour to meet the Lama Pema Dorjee, who came to our school in The Hague. As he had seen me involved with the organisation of an assembly for the students as well as the information evening for parents, he took the time to say a personal farewell to me.
He surprised me with his advice that “I should take good care of myself”. It struck me as odd since I was under the impression I had everything under control. In 6 months we were moving back to Belgium, we had bought a house and I had scheduled a job interview the next morning.
On my way to the meeting the next day, I slipped on some ice, broke and dislocated my elbow and was hospitalized for the rest of the week. So I took the Lama’s kind words serious and with the support of my husband, kids, friends and colleagues, I managed to be back in shape before the summer.
“Take good care of yourself”. It is not the quote I live by. Usually the care for others comes first and I take great pride and happiness out of this attitude.
What did the Lama see? Why did he use these words? I doubt that he meant I needed a French manicure, but I am certainly on the right path!