GRATITUDE JOURNAL #1
What I am most thankful for this 2017
I am grateful for my NEW job.
My boss is the kindest! How can someone so awesome be so down-to-earth. I have a lot to learn from her.
On my first day of work, she invited me over at her house for a meal.
We had chicken adobo for lunch, plus the view of the cool blue sea.
In my few months as a tourist, I’ve heard (and seen a bit) of the kindness of New Zealanders. When I started working, that claim was absolutely validated.
I’m so used to feeling an ounce of discrimination or a bit of resistance from people every time I join a new team. I was mentally and emotionally ready for this.
But from the first week of work until today, my new workmates had been nothing but warm and helpful to the newbie.
With my new work, I get to see fun places…
I get to reconnect with the creative side of me…
I get to experience new and scary things…
Like being a mascot for a day!
Getting this job seemed like an impossible feat when I started my New Zealand journey. It wasn’t easy. I went through nights of crying, surrendering, bargaining and crying again. And just when I thought nothing’s happening, God orchestrated everything to fall into place.
There are still days when I don’t want to wake up anymore. There are moments when I ask myself, “why do I have to keep on working?”.
I have learned that if you see your job only as a source of income, stature and pleasure, your motivation will soon die.
But if you see your job as a platform for your passion and purpose, then each day will bring something new for you.