two women on a park bench Photo: iStock
When I arrived in Sydney two years ago from Brazil to study, I struggled to find work to support myself. My savings soon became dangerously low and I was distressed that I might have to give up my overseas dream.
One day, I was at the park, worrying about the future and arguing with my own thoughts. A lady sitting next to me noticed the concerned expression on my face and gave me a sincere smile. She asked if I was OK, if something bad had happened and if I needed any help. I did not want to bother someone I had just met with my problems, and so pretended that everything was fine. But we ended up chatting for nearly two hours about life in Brazil and what I thought about Australia. This woman gave me lots of tips about places to visit.
Before we knew it, it was almost five o’clock. She said she had to get to work and unexpectedly invited me to accompany her. Why not? I thought.
We arrived at a restaurant and the most amazing thing happened. She said that she owned the place and needed some help in the kitchen. She asked if I wanted to work for her. I accepted, of course, and started the next day.
I spent almost a year working there, improving my English, developing my skills, and, most importantly, building a good relationship with my boss. Even now, living in different cities, we are still close friends and enjoy sharing long chats about life.
Mariana Santos Faria
|farida on 19 March 2012 ,14:52 |
That's what serendipity is all about. A happy accident, where two people meet accidentally and wonderful things begin to happen.
|Jolly on 25 May 2011 ,14:40 |
Something like that happened to me as well.When i was in desperate need of job i found someone on my way he was famous TV actor and he was kind and generous that he introduced to me with 2 different job. I can never forget that....i think this is a part of luck...
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