Today, I decided to do something that I never thought I would do before. I must confess that I was a bit nervous, I had a mix of excitement and overwhelming at the same time while doing it...
For the last six months, I’ve been suggesting to my husband that he should be a Council councillor. Then, I started pointing out his greatest abilities and ideas that would help our City council to achieve a more sustainable success in the future. What I did not expect was getting the suggestion back with a resonating question: why don’t you give a go?
Well, for the years that I've been living in Australia, almost 20 in total, I have been working closely with communities. I love to help others; I am keen to find solutions for problems, to help people find their feet, their balance; it is part of my nature, since I was a little child.
Some of my friends say that I should stop helping others because most of the times I don’t get anything in return.
Helping others is part of my nature. I’ve learned from my mother that compassion for others is something genuine and more you do it more you find out how to do it. In this case, being compassionate is different of feeling sorry for mercy.
Compassion for me is recognising the abilities that a person has, despite all difficulties they are facing in life, helping them to unlock their potential for greatness.
And here I am, running for a City Council position, where I can help others to achieve a healthy and sustainable living in our community.