Thankful

Call this post corny, preachy, or whatever. But it really is an eye-opener for me.

Last night, as hubby and I were having dinner in a food court, I saw a man who was in his 40s perusing the Classified Ads section of a broadsheet’s Sunday edition.

I felt sad for the guy. Why? Because at his age, he’s still looking for an employment opportunity.

I remember when my parents were at that age. They had a stable job in a company and looked pretty satisfied with the career they were in.

Times have really changed. Now, you’ll see people in their 30s, 40s, or even 50s still looking for better employment, whether here or abroad.

That’s why I’m thankful I still have something I could call a stable job. Even if I’m earning just a modest amount (compared to what my dad was earning when he was 30) that’s barely enough for my family, at least I have a regular source of income. Even if I dread (hehe!) the end of Sundays because that meant another week of commuting and working, at least I have something to do and have a job that could give my daughter what she needs.

Like a Christmas song goes, “count your blessings instead of sheep.” Think of the good things I have right now instead of focusing on my worries. That’s what I’m going to do starting today.

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  • Yam Yam August 10, 2010 at 9:14 am

    i gotta do this myself… but with the reorganization going on in our office, i’m losing my morale right now… sigh

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    • moonchild117 August 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm

      i hope everything goes well in your office, sis.

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  • RoSe August 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I agree. Sometimes I feel like joining some of my officemates who have resigned because they complain of feeling burnt out only to actually land jobs in other call centers again. I’m happy that I am stable and I know things will look brighter soon.

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    • moonchild117 August 11, 2010 at 1:02 pm

      same here. hoping things will be for the better. 🙂

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