After a long day at work, I was tiredly waiting for the elevator. “What could have gotten
worse than today?” Crankily I mumbled.
“Today, three were killed in a suspected terrorism attack…” – The T.V news rambled.
The news kept going with all the depressing news, and I thought, “Good thing I am safe
here.” We are safe. We have a roof on us. We don’t have to worry about car bombing.
We don’t have to worry about making ends meet every day. And we are sitting here
complaining about tiny little things going on in our life…
Most of us take things for granted. We entitle certain privileges to us and expect others
to do them, yet we never look back and think what we have done for others. It’s a pause
moment where we stop what we are doing and reflect back on what has stepped into
our lives and made a difference. Today, we are celebrating that moment. We created a
Thankful Tree where we wrote our appreciation and gratefulness on leaves and put
them on the tree…
A tree. A tree is a symbol of life. Motherland nurtures the tree as it digs its root deep
down, to grow and to stand strong. The tree grows tall and blossoms. Storms, winds,
rain, or sun cannot take it down when Motherland is protecting it from the roots. Fall
comes; the leaves depart the tree and come down to the Motherland. The rotten leaves
become something nutritious to the land as time goes on. It is a vicious cycle of give
“I am thankful for our happy clients.”
“I am thankful for my family who always support me in everything I do.”
“I am thankful for hardworking and fun employees.”
“I am thankful for my parents.”
“I am thankful for all the opportunities given to me.”
Today, we want to be that tree. We want to say thank you to everyone who has set a
trace in our lives and made it better. We are thankful.