Grateful Journal #2:
In this season of my life, I’m grateful for being surrounded by a great set of friends and loved ones that I can constantly rely on regardless of the situation.
Let me quickly quote a verse from the Bible to set the tone of this journal:
“When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.”
The verse above reflects and showcases the sort of company I have around me- they’re willing to stand by me, to support me, and to sympathize with me.
If you’re not familiar with the story of Job, here’s a quick summarized version for your reading and understanding.
Having said that, these band of friends, family, and loved ones are willing to correct me when I’m wrong, rebuke me when I need to be rebuked, and give me wise counsel when I need it.
“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”
And I’m glad I have a group of wise people to counsel and support me in different aspects of my life- may it be physically, mentally and emotionally, spiritually, and work-wise.
“Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.””
1 Corinthians 15:33
Through them, I was, and still am growing, developing, and challenging myself in these different aspects, ultimately developing myself holistically.
Despite our differences in beliefs, thinking, life philosophy, or working style, or whatever you would like to call it, I vehemently believe that these differences give me a different perspective and insights to problems or situations.
Without their guidance, their support, and their friendship, I wouldn’t have journeyed so far. I wouldn’t have accomplished the things I have.
And most importantly, I don’t think Positivity Lab would have existed if it weren’t for the people I have crossed path with over my lifespan- primary school, church, high school, college, university, two different workplaces, and the list goes on.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”
To all of you, thank you.
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