On Thanksgiving Day, …

by Patrick Liew on November 28, 2019

On Thanksgiving Day, …

I’m grateful that I was born in a poor family. It grounded me to the realities of life.

I’m grateful that I was blessed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It inspired me to cope with this and many other setbacks to become a stronger and more resilient person.

I’m grateful that I did not excel in my studies. It empowered me to connect with ordinary people.

I’m grateful my parents could not afford to support me to complete a university education. It compelled me to learn throughout my life and even complete a doctoral degree.

I’m grateful that I’m not smart and so I worked harder in the workplace. Working hard helped me to rise through rank and file to become executive chairman of an MNC.

I’m grateful that I failed badly when I first became an entrepreneur. It helped me develop a never-give-up spirit.

I’m grateful that at the peak of my business, I crashed and lost everything. It forced me to redesign the business model and eventually listed the company on Singapore Exchange.

I’m grateful that I went through a few near-death experiences. They helped me value life and motivate me to live life to the fullest.

I’m grateful that I was once kidnapped. It awoken me to realise that what matters in life are our Creator and the people and environment around me.

I’m grateful that I went through many painful experiences. It enlightened me to understand and reach out to the last, the least, lonely and the lost.

I’m grateful for my life. It helped me to chase after the next dream and enjoy every moment in the journey towards fulfilling the dream.

I’m grateful to God. Without Him, I can’t have achieved anything.

So, what are you grateful for in your life?Go4It!

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

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