On my way to work I came across an old man pulling a mkokoteni (handcart) full of timber planks up a hill. He was obviously overworked and I guess underpaid too. I paused sitting in the traffic to reflect on just how tough life is on many people especially in these hard times. When I got to the office I thought to myself, you know what Tamaku, things could be so much worse. So I started counting my blessings, because sometimes we focus on the bad and forget the good that’s in our lives. Here’s some of that good that I’m lucky to count:
I’ve still got 32 teeth, all my own
My cholesterol is 4, thanks Imelda for making sure I have my 5 a day
I’m on the right side of 40, so still lots of time to do stuff
1 brain that continues to work inside a slightly big head
I average 8 hours sleep every night easily not worried that our house sits on a shadily acquired plot of road reserve
I have 1 great colleague Sheila and 1 wonderful friend Mike from back in the day
George and I still manage to do it well at least 3 times a week without Viagra - Hallelujah!
Safaricom IPO (Ksh 5, now Ksh 3.65) was a lesson but it could have been Eveready shares
Only 3 months till I quit formal employment (yes, I handed in my resignation letter last week) – I’ll soon be free to follow my dream!
65 followers for this blog (including myself), thanks guys!
Blood pressure around 120/80
000’s squirreled away over the years, not in a Ponzi
7 times a week I remember to say Our Father - Amen!
Only 3 grey pubes around the scrotum, hardly a cause for concern
Over 150 facebook friends and 1 no-nonsense mummy
So, those are my digits. Tomorrow I might get trapped in a lift on the 12th floor with someone who is on the Waki List but I’m not going to worry about that for now. What do you count that’s good in your life? And not dick size please, I know many of you are so blessed in that area ;)