It was that time of my career, when I had to decide upon my next step. And yes, I did have to start afresh in a new team. It has been a custom that when anyone leaves the company or goes to another team, we give them a farewell lunch. This lunch will always be a Potluck, where in every team member will cook a dish which the person likes the most and gets it to office. I have organised close to 7 or 8 potlucks for my fellow colleagues, some leaving the organization, some leaving the team. This time I was at the receiving end
When I was in school, during moral science class, I was taught this
"Do unto others, as you want others to do unto you "
This is what exactly happened to me, I was completely overwhelmed with the potluck lunch my team gave me. It had all my favorite dishes, noodles, potato curry, Vegetable briyani, Bisibela Bath kesari, Rasam, Chapathi, Paneer butter masala, chips and curd rice with vatha kulambu.
The table set with all the delicious food for lunch
My plate loaded with my love from my team
They obviously know that I love to cook, and so the gift was a sandwich toaster. I am yet to make some yummy sandwiches in it and take it for them
The best surprise of the day, was the cake that they had ordered. It was again my favorite Black Forest, with the wordings "All the Best Kamalika". It was the perfect end to the perfect day.
I was happy to get a lot of surprises, which I am not used to usually. It has always been me who give surprises. And I was sad to leave this wonderful team.. Life has to embrace the changes and find our path.
A Huge Heartfelt Thanks to my Team for giving me such a wonderful potluck treat