Life | Biography

I Was Earning A Good Deal Of Livelihood When I Threw It All Away For Something Great

He had put his all into something better but he wasn’t grateful for what he had.

“If only I had never listened to that smuggling agent, I would have earned a handsome livelihood and would have been able to support myself and my family just fine. Now I had nothing to my name, and nothing in my hands” — he added.

He added that people are never grateful for what they have until they lose just that. Only then will they realize how fortunate they really were.

He talked about the nights he spent in agonizing pain from the trauma he experienced during those journeys. The mental blow he received from that one mistake that cost it all was perhaps the hardest thing that he could swallow.

Sometimes, we have to focus on what we have and make the most of it. It’s a mental choice, one that we have to choose — to make things better for us in our lives, and not the other way around.

But he turned over a new leaf and then started working as a carpenter. Afterward, he showed me the cabinets he was working on. Marvelous craftsmanship — I congratulated him. He started to blush and smile and thanked me a lot. We went for drinks shortly afterward, hand in hand.

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