Today I had to go back to work. And the workweek started with a Global Focus meeting in Pretoria.
I rode to our capital with my colleague and his daughter- they had to finish some paperwork in the city for her to go back to South Korea, teaching English for a second year contract.
While we sat a long, long time in the dark and dangerous inner city, at the Police Criminal Record department, I had a long long time to think.
Instead of becoming frustrated with the inner city decay, I decided to think about some blessings in my life. I am so glad I do not have to work, or even go to Pretoria’s inner city very often! I am so glad I do not have to work in a government office, stacked with a huge backlog of files.
I am thankful for the work I do. I am thankful for so many good friends in my life. i am thankful for my wife and kids, they were the best choice in the whole wide world for me…
I also had the chance to take my daughter to breakfast. I am immensely proud to be her dad. Even if she is having a bit of a hard time at university at the moment.
I am thankful that I could help her today with her biggest problem, even if I do not have a clue how to exactly pay it…
I am thankful that I am employed, well-fed, well-loved, and all the people in my life are happy and healthy… ok, not always so happy but nearly…
I am blessed. May i be a blessing to others as well.
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