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My Why

April 26, 2019

 

As I exited the restroom yesterday in the afternoon, I saw one of my co-workers walked toward the door with her four-wheel walker. I stood there holding the door for her. She walked real slow as she leaned onto her walker for the support. She said nothing to me as she came inside; instead, she waved her right hand in lieu of a “thank-you.”

I knew her a little over two years, but I never had a chance to work directly with her. There are about four hundred of us in the building, spreading from the first, second, fourth and fifth floor. She was on the 2nd and 4th floor before and recently moved up to my fifth floor. She is in her sixties. Her hair was all shaven. I don’t know what is wrong with her, or how she can communicate with her customers when I overheard her whispering to them on the microphone when she answered the phone calls. Each time I see her, it makes me feel a little sad. She should be resting at home; instead, she has to go to work with her conditions. Not everyone has the luxury to stay home to care for themselves when illness strikes. I pray for her speedy recovery 🙏

A wise man once said, “When you know your why, you will find your way.” Why do I work so hard now? Because I’m currently supporting my two children in college. I believe that when I give them a solid foundation, they will be able to take good care of themselves and their family later. I’ll be done with my motherly duty in a couple of years. I work so hard now because I want to retire with my 9-5 job when I am in my mid-fifty. I want to travel all fifty states of America and all continents on earth when I am still young. I work tirelessly now because I want to be able to retire and visit my elderly mom in Vietnam more often. Last but not least, I want to help many less fortunate people especially orphans in America as well as in Vietnam.

They are my why. Now I pray that I will be able to find my ways in the near future 🙏❤️


 

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