I know I posted this photo in my facebook account last weekend but I would like to post it here. This photo tells a story of contentment and happiness despite of hardship and nothingness.
Few days after I posted this to inspire myself and others, I was put to a heart-breaking and wallet-tearing experience. When everyone was expecting their bonuses and pay, I, on the other hand received a very meager pay. A pay that is less than the regular pay of a nanny. Upon seeing the amount credited to my account, my jaw dropped. And my first question was “how can i survive with 1430 php for the next 23 days?”
The experience was very devastating yet I cant do anything about it. My company consolidated my tax remittance to our government and decided to deduct the entire amount from my pay, thus, leaving me with that amount. It is what it is.
It took me a while to recover from that great shock. But the moment I acknowledged the fact, I just smiled and said to myself, at least Im honest citizen of this country. That I help our government to keep moving towards national development.
Such experience, though heart-stubbing and tear-jerking, made me realized that unexpected things happen for a reason. More often than not, it is a test of character disguised in not too pleasant event.
Should I allowed such incident to lurk inside my being, I wouldn’t enjoyed my Christmas eve then.
Come to think of it, I have plethora of reasons to be happy every single day.