Monday, 24 August 2015

Now That's What I Call a Miracle!

Now, This is What I Call a Miracle!
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I think happiness does not just happen, you have to make it happen. It is one of those decisions you have to consciously make. Like deciding if you want to see the glass half empty or half full. Same glass, different perspective. Or if you want to see the rose as being unfortunate to have thorns, or the thorns as being fortunate to have the rose.

Have you ever wondered how your mai guard, your helps, the cleaner in your office and other people who do those menial (but extremely important)jobs survive?  I was thinking about some family men who are security guards, doormen, gardeners and so many others, I just could not help but wonder how they do it, how they survive on as little as 15 thousand Naira a month! Now that's my definition of a miracle.

Yesterday I had a discussion over lunch with my colleague, Yinka, we talked about the cost of living in Nigeria, the glaring demarcation between the rich and poor, and majorly about the amount of money some people get paid, and I discovered the true meaning of an everyday miracle. They pay rent, feed, have families, and truth be told, their survival each day, week and month is beyond their understanding! I have always treated every worker with the utmost respect, because the guy who cleans the office is just as important as anyone else, if companies didn't think so, they would hire them now, would they? And through all the financial burdens they face, you still see them smile, and some of them talk with so much optimism, you would think they own the silver lining behind the dark clouds!
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