Blessing In Disguise
By Maite Dela Luz • November 10, 2018
Never did I imagine I would land into a place that I used to hate the most. I could only remember those times when all my plans were set for my american dreams. But God I guess must have been teaching me something, something that I could always value throughout my life.
My coming here in Saudi Arabia (KSA) turned to be a blessing in disguise. I have learned many things about life: its significance, values, its real meaning and purpose.
One of those values is PATIENCE.
I have realized I have been very impatient for the past years of my life. As a result, I have made wrong decisions. And out of impulsivity, I have forgotten to weigh things out and missed many opportunities and learnings, life has offered me. When I got here, everything and everyone was completely different. I had to deal with different kinds of people from different countries with the strangest and weirdest kind of attitudes and personalities. In my assigned area, I struggled so hard to accept the new roles and responsibilities that our SV has given me. I could not change the situation but I could change my attitude and I had to be patient for everything. Then not too long, I found myself doing my job happily, enjoying every minute of my day. As with my colleagues, I have shared friendship with them and everything turns out just fine. Being patient is something that I have just grasped learned.
Second is the value of RESPECT. Living in a country with a strict and confining rules is the most challenging experience one can ever have. Who wouldn't want freedom? Who would not want a life that's freely lived? My democratic world back home has mostly made the foundations of my attitude, character and beliefs. It has formed and made me the person that I am now. Yet despite of it, it was not hard for me to embrace the way people here have lived their lives. I understand that it is what has made them the PEOPLE of this place. I may not like their culture or tradition but that doesn't make them any less and still they deserve my RESPECT.
The most significant, and the most wonderful experience I have in here is JOY OF LIVING CONTENTMENT.
I am a big dreamer. I have high ambitions in life mainly for my family. I used to believe that I could only achieve my goals by studying hard and working hard. I graduated in my nursing course but that did not make me happy and proud enough for I believe this would only be fulfilled if my biggest dream would come true. I never got satisfied with what I had, with my job. I had this strong interest in living and working in US or European countries. I gave my all. I did my best. I was going there but GOD drove my wheel and took a U-turn, from USA to KSA. That's how I ended up in here and my new life has begun. For two years that I have been living in this foreign place, God has taught me how to live a simple life, how to appreciate every single thing that I possess, and be grateful with the kind of life that I have right now and that what matters most I guess.
Dad Is Admiring A Car In The Parking Lot, Then His Daughter Hands Him The Keys
Wife Throws Husband A Vasectomy Party
Principal Was Ready To Quit, Then She Heard What This Student Said About Her
She Just Lost Her Husband, Then Bob The Disfigured Angel Cat Shows Up
How This Simple Car Sticker Is Making A Huge Impact
This Zoo Will Name A Cockroach After Your Ex And Then Feed It To A Meerkat On Valentine's Day
The Way This Cat Marches Down The Hallway With His Stuffed Rabbit Is Hilarious
Hugh Jackman And Ryan Reynolds Call A Truce And We Can't Stop Laughing
Forecast Was Freezing Rain, But He Had To Go Check It Out
Dog Shares Her Treat And It's The Cutest Thing Ever
Man Finds And Develops 31 Rolls Of Never-Before-Seen Photos From World War II