YOU REALLY CAN WORK FROM ANYWHERE
Hello everyone, Sanford here,
There is nothing quite like working for yourself. It is a combination of “Oh My God, what am I doing!” and “Yeah, freedom!” I have recently relocated for a few months so that I could experience life through the eyes of those that are not as fortunate.
I AM EXACTLY WHERE I WANT TO BE, WORKING WHERE I MAKE MY HOME.
While I won’t tell you exactly where I am, let’s just say that I am on a hot and humid island that is beautiful but the people here are for the most part very poor. As I look around and see their faces I think about what I don’t see. I don’t see despair, hatred or the common sadden faces that are often accompanied in the video and pictorials that are portrayed on television back in the good old USA.
No, quite the contrary I see a lot of smiles, children playing carelessly with toys, mothers busy about doing daily chores required to care for a family, fathers going to and from work, older folks gathering in the shade to talk and tell jokes and stories. No, life is not that bad here. The people here don’t have very many of the modern conveniences that most Americans take for granted as something that everyone has. There are not big screen TV’s, game boxes, dishwashers, hot and cold running water, most of them do their laundry by hand every morning and the internet is a wealthy man’s toy. No what they have is the one thing that I couldn’t seem to find back home, contentment with life as it is around them. That means wanting what you have and enjoying the moments that life has brought you.
THE REST OF THE WORLD REALLY IS A GREAT PLACE
They know that they are poor in comparison to a lot of the rest of the world but they go about their lives with smiles, love and joy. I sit on my porch watching some of the local’s plant rice. It is an amazing feat to watch as they plant literally thousands of seedlings in mud that is mid shin deep and do it with grace, without complaint and with an artistic flair.
They work hard for their meager earnings each and every day. Back home I hear lots of complaints about not having enough money to do this or do that. These people work for just one thing every day, the privilege to eat. Please don’t get me wrong, I am not slamming the USA, it is what it is. What I am saying is that we spend too much time chasing something that will never make us happy as good friends, the love of family and the kindness of neighbors that treat you like family.
As I write this I am surrounded by children that just want to play. They are not unhappy they just want to play with the big American that is suddenly in their midst and that is something that they do not see every day.
So look at what I get to do, I finish writing this short entry and then I am off to play with the children. I am truly blessed to have such a job as this. If you would like to join me just click here and find out how
As always, I am at your service,