馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

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A Bus Ride | Life's Lessons

鈥婽his is recap of a conversation on my bus ride to work.
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She was standing with a heavy back pack so I offered her a seat.

She said "Thank you but I'm ok". 聽I told her the bag looks heavy and she said " I'm used to it". We smiled and then she asked me "Where are you from?" and the conversation begins.

We start talking about work and I give her advice on the best options for her career being a Recruiter. She gives me advice on the importance of starting a family and how her children mean the world to her.

She had her first child when she was 17,who is 17 now. She's had two more after that, a hard working women who is now half way around the way to provide for her children.聽
The love of a mother in its purest form.聽
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She said she separated from her husband as God had different plans for her. What a graceful way to explain a relationship disaster after having 3 kids for the same man.聽
It puzzles me whether to look and be amazed at the satisfaction she has for mothering 3 beautiful children or to look at her courage at the fact that she is working hard fighting life's battles thrown at her, or should I look at her Humilityand wisdom聽for offering me relationship advice being in a failed marriage. I'm amazed and thankful for meeting her.

聽To appreciate those brief years where the relationship was successful. To look at the positives and to keep our best interests at heart.
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聽The beauty of it all lies behind the fact that the conversation had started with two strangers having the best interests at heart for each other at heart.
She walked away giving me a hug and after I had taken her number should there be a good opportunity for her.
Life as we were taught of while growing up is not life as we know it now while living it. Experiences and individuals contributing to that experience form a whirlwind that enables you to blow in the right direction. A direction destined to enable you to live life at the fullest and to keep in mind the well-being of other's.

聽I'd love to know your thoughts!


Have you had such conversations, what did you learn !

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馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #29

#34
Thank you Frank Barciak These simple actions leave a lasting memory with a lesson to learn from each new one.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #28

#33
Jerry Fletcher Wow such an awesome experience 馃

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

4 years ago #27

#32
What I didn't say in the story was that I once met him in little place in Chicago I wandered into to have a beer and a sandwich. There was fellow sitting alone at a table and I asked if I could join him. I introduced myself as Jerry. He said he was Steve. We chatted a bit and then he said he had to get back to work, turned and picked up the guitar on the tiny musician's stand...

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #26

#29
Jerry Fletcher You are very kind. I just spent a good half hour listening to Steve Goodman. He was one of a kind. I think the best versions of Us, is being ourselves. Stay awesome always.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #25

#30
Thank you dear You inspire me to write more often. Stay blessed.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

\ud83d\udc1d Fatima Williams on a daily basis when we open ourselves up to truly connecting to others, we get access to beautiful stories of human beings. People on the bus can touch us - just like that - out of the blue, when we least expect it, in a way we never thought it was possible. There is so much to gain from an open walk. Loved your article, inspiring and nurturing. Proud of you.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

4 years ago #23

Fatima, It is a blessing to have someone with your vision willing to share in the simple joy that speaking to stranger can be. Thank you for being you.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #22

#26
Aaron Skogen I did enjoy her company. I'm thinking I should give her a call for coffee sometime. Thank you

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #21

#25
Thank you CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit I never expected it too 馃槈 I'm glad many bees swarm over. Have a blessed day

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #20

#23
Great job on your LinkedIn post that has gone viral - with deserved praise because it is very well written.

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
What I don't like abut such men is they add dry wood to the fire. They are dry in their hearts and only make the fire more damaging. I hope all people would go back to their senses my dear \ud83d\udc1d Fatima Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #18

#21
Thank you CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit Yeah we connected through a post of mine on LinkedIn and when the word learning is uttered you come to my mind. Hence the tag. Hope your doing great.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #17

#20
Thank you Ali Anani Yes the very fear one has, to commit to a relationship full of love only to be deserted by men like him. I don't understand the logic of being in love so much and then how ready they are to walk away. I know a friend who married a guy an excellent team leader and coach with honesty is my best policy attitude. Shw married him and he left her with a child. He hasn't seen the child's facw till date. See the difference on this man's personal and professional life. IMO Man is indeed a puzzle he needs to put together by himself. Otherwises we lose a piece of ourselves ever time we mess up in life. This goes for women too.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #16

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#11 Hi Fatima, I had a look at her LinkedIn page [Suchitra Kumari] and her online activity is recruitment based, which is how my oldest daughter utilizes properties like LinkedIn in order to recruit I.T. people she happens to be sourcing, and for my daughter that is a part of her job spec because her company pays for Recruiter on LinkedIn. Suchitra uses Naukri - an indian based job sourcing tool https://www.naukri.com/recruiters/suchitrakumari-2806114 so at present I see pragmatically utilizing online media space to fulfill talent resourcing. I respect her professional footprint and my expectation is that this is her chief modus operandi.

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

"She said she separated from her husband as God had different plans for her. What a graceful way to explain a relationship disaster after having 3 kids for the same ma". A touching story and amazing synchronicity here my dear \ud83d\udc1d Fatima Williams. ONly today noon time I was talking to a gentleman who is planning a divorce after one year of marriage. His wide is due to deliver next month! He was cursing his wife. I listened to him and then asked him "so you want people to say bad things about the baby's mother (a girl)? When she grows up she shall find not only a broken home, but also bad reputation of her mother. Why do you do this? Why do you want to compound the life of unborn girl? What she will say when grows up and find people saying "this is the daugher of XXX and her mother was doing this and that? The man left with regret in his eyes. I thank you dear Fatima for sharing your story and we need to be at least kind to our kids.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #14

#12
Pascal Derrien Very True - Mean more than meets the eyes :)

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #13

#10
Praveen Raj Gullepalli This bus ride was in Dubai. The photo was taken by a friend on his visit to Shillong this Feb. I love the place. I had visited it in 2015 and love that place infinitely. I shared the picture as it reminds me of the beauty of life/Nature and the value of the people we meet. Live Life to the fullest. And to all the beBees if your ever in India , Shillong is a must visit. :)

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #12

#8
Ken Or may we are friends already. I'm left contemplating !

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #11

#11
Suchitra KumariI found you finally. Tried searching your name but I couldn't find you. Thank you for connecting with me on beBee. Welcome to beBeeland :) Update your profile photo and other details. I'll give you a tour of beBee all expenses paid by me :) :) Everyday is a learning. CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit we have a new bee in beBee town that shares affinity with us.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #10

#9
Dean Owen What a lovely poem sums up my bus ride ! To imagine a life with 3 kids alone.The strength of women ! Cos there's no better other, Than love for a single mother! Gert Scholtz please make note of this heart-touching poem by Dean san. :) I'm thinking of the song "The strength of women" (www.youtube.com/watch?v=mILsx_c-vXw)

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #9

#8
Ken Boddie I am indeed Ken. That's why I decided to write about her. She seemed like a warrior to me. She said year's in the kitchen made her tough. I have a number I will probably meet her for coffee one day . She is a stranger that I wish to make my friend.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #8

an other every day surprise encounter that may mean more than meets the eyes :-)

Dean Owen

Dean Owen

4 years ago #7

Offer up your seat, That really is neat, Connect in a way, That'll make her day. Why all the fuss, For a hug on a bus? 'Cos there's no better other, Than love for a single mother!

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

4 years ago #6

It's funny, Fatima, how an unexplained burst of affinity can bring two strangers together on crowded public transport, when our natural reaction is to cocoon ourselves in self absorption. I have a feeling that you will be haunted by so many questions about this stranger for some time to come.

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #5

#2
It was a surprise. And she was just a few year's older to me. It was great to meet her. Thanks Donald \ud83d\udc1d Grandy Yes in giving we receive. It's proved eveey single day .

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #4

#1
True Unless we reach out it's a missed opportunity. Thank you debasish majumder

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

馃悵 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #3

#4
Thank you Paul Walters

Paul Walters

Paul Walters

4 years ago #2

\ud83d\udc1d Fatima Williams The writing as always soft and beautiful...thank you

Donald 馃悵 Grandy PN

Donald 馃悵 Grandy PN

4 years ago #1

Great post! It must have been a surprise to hear her response when you offered your seat. When we give we must be open to receive, You were gracious in receiving. God Bless.

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