Today is a long day, OT and a very loaded, stressful week for me. After work I headed to a restaurant to fill my hunger tummy and regenerate energy. Taxi was rare, I waited for some time – some overtake and took the cab which should be mine. But I stay calm and finally it arrived.
Driver: Where exactly…
Me: Are you new?
Driver: Yes. Yes in Abu Dhabi but not in the UAE.
Driver: Madam, how are you? How’s work?
Me: I’m Okay, work — is … hmmm not ok (bluntly said that because I was really tired)
Driver : Ohhh, madam! Work should be good! It is the source of our life, especially financial aspect.
Me: But not at all times, work is good if you don’t work like a carabao, when you work for 3-4 people on your shoulder. (Sigh!)
Driver: But Madam, just think that it is a challenge from God. It is actually an opportunity to test your patience. It is making you strong… (I was intently listening & felt a pang on my heart!) To make you realize that you can do more than what you think you can. In the end you will succeed.
I was out of word, I totally agreed to everything He said. All I did was nod and say yes.
When we arrived at the location, we were talking about another topic related to faith & religion, but it was cut short… While I was waiting for my food – I can’t control the emotion inside me and got teary-eyed. It’s a wake-up call!