Presentation on theme: "Pepe’s story Vesuvio dal Sorrento Pepe is the kind of person everyone would like to be. Always in high spirits, always with something positive to say."— Presentation transcript:
Vesuvio dal Sorrento Pepe is the kind of person everyone would like to be. Always in high spirits, always with something positive to say. When someon would ask him how he was, he always said: “I couldn’t be better!”
Varenna He had changed jobs a number of times and many of his colleagues followed him. The reason they followed him was because of his attitude. He was a born leader. If one of his subordinates was having a bad day, he was always there to indicate the positive side of the situation.
One day I decided to see him and asked him. I don’t understand. How can you always be so positive? How do you do it?
Toscano Pepe replied: “Each morning I wake up and say to myself: “Pepe, you have two options now: You can be in a good or in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood. Every time something goes wrong, I can choose to play victim or to learn something from the experience. I choose to learn".
-Each time someone comes over to whine, I can accept their whining or I can show them the positive side of life. I choose to show them the positive side of life. - Yes, of course, but it isn’t that easy, I replied.
Tramonto d'Oro -“Yes it is”, was Pepe’s answer. Everything in life is a question of choice. If you simplify the entire situation, it all sums up in one choice. -You can choose how you react to each situation, you can choos how others influence your mood, you can choose to be in a good or a bad mood -In one phrase You choose how to live your life.
Tivoli - Villa d'Este I gave much thought to what Pepe said… Because we moved, we lost touch but I frequently thought about Pepe whenever I had to make a decision.
La casa sulla collina Years later I found out that Pepe did something you are not supposed to do. He left the door unlocked and three armed robbers entered his home.
When Pepe, trembling from fear, tried to open the safe, his hand slipped. The robbers panicked and shot him. Pepe was fonnd relatively quickly, so we rushed to the hospital. After 8 challenging hours in surgery and weeks of recuperating Pepe came out of the hospital with plenty of bullets in his body.
Ravello Six months later I met Pepe and asked him how he was doing. His answer as always was: “I couldn’t be better!”
Posta del sol When I asked him what crossed his mind on the day of the robbers, he said: -“When I was injured, lying on the floor, I realized I had two options: To live or to die. I chose to live.”
Positano “Weren’t you afraid?” I asked him. Pepe replied: “The medics were great. They kept on telling me that everything was going to be OK. But when I was taken into surgery and saw their expressions, then I got scared. I could read it in their eyes “This guy is dead”. Then I realized that I had to make a decision.”
“And what did you do?” I asked. Pepe replied: “When the doctor asked me if I was allergic to something, I took a deep breath and said: “Yes, I am allergic to f*c!in bullets!”. While they broke out in laughter I told them: “I choose to live. Operate on me as if I am going to survive, not as if I were dead.”
Pepe survived thanks to the doctors but mostly because of his remarkable attitude. He had learnt that every day, we have the choice to live fully or not. In the end, attitude is all that matters.
In sum And overall Who you are How you feel How others see you How you live Is your decision.