"It's so easy to take things for granted & I mean EVERYTHING, especially if things just work on autopilot for you", said Lanre. For a moment, Martha was lost in thought about what her #friend
Lanre just said. They were having lunch at a restaurant across their #office
"You didn't have to struggle to make things rotate on their orbit for you; how short & transient our memories can be", continued Lanre. "You know, it's so easy to take it for granted that you have a '9-5', I was without one for three and half years. For a while, it didn't matter whether it was a #multinational,
'semi- multinational', national, 'one man' #business,
I was just desperate for a #job.
The object of my #gratitude
is the understanding that I carry #value
and the #capacity
to add that value to any #organization'.
Martha replied "Hmmm, #2017
has been an unusual year for me and a few of my #friends,
some of them lost their jobs."
"But the loss of a job is one thing, the gift of #life
is another. When you're well & alive, then you can get another job" replied Lanre, "Some who lost their jobs got new ones along with some others who weren't even employed before 2017". Martha exclaimed "Even though I didn't get the #promotion
I hoped for, I'm thankful that am #employable
in the first place. I'm thankful for the #health
to work, I remember what it felt like to be sick for a week & unable to work; the sick takes care of #health
before work", She muttered to Lanre.
"Be thankful for your #salary
even if you know you deserve better pay; you've always complained about about it. Be thankful for your colleagues even for the wild ones like ... let me not mention names; they're the family we spend a chunk of our days with."
Lanre took a quick look at his watch and exploded, "Oh my faithful God! Kathy should be waiting at the conference room; finish up, let's go". "So who'll pay for this lunch?', asked Martha. "I will my dear, thank God I have someone like you to #share
lunch with." They both laughed, finished up & left.