Here is a true life story I wrote and I will like to share with you. Click to continue reading.
Mr. Kelechukwu was a hardworking man who delivered bread as a living to support his wife and three children. He spent all his evenings after work attending classes, hoping to improve himself so that he could one day find a better paying job.
Except for Sundays,
Kelechukwu hardly ate a meal together with his family. He worked and studied very hard because he wanted to provide his family with the best money could buy.
Whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
The day came when the examination results were announced. To his joy, Kelechukwu passed, and with distinctions too! Soon after, he was offered a good job as a senior supervisor which paid handsomely.
Like a dream come true, Kelechukwu could now afford to provide his family with life's little luxuries like nice clothing, good food and vacation abroad. However, the family still did not get to see Kelechukwu for most of the week. He continued to work very hard, hoping to be promoted to the position of manager. In fact, to make himself a worthily candidate for the promotion, he enrolled for another course at the National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.
Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
Kelechukwu's hard work paid off and he was promoted. Happily, he decided to hire a maid to relieve his wife from her domestic tasks. He also felt that their three-room flat was no longer big enough; it would be nice for his family to be able to enjoy the facilities and comfort of a condominium.
Having experienced the rewards of his hard work many times before, Kelechukwu resolved to further his studies and work at being promoted again.
The family still did not get to see much of him. In fact, sometimes Kelechukwu had to work on Sundays entertaining clients. Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
As expected, Kelechukwu's hard work paid off again and he bought a beautiful condominium overlooking the Coast of Banana Island, Lagos. On the first Sunday evening at their new home, Kelechukwu declared to his family that he has decided not to take anymore courses or pursue any more promotions. From then on he was going to devote more time to his family.
The next day, Kelechukwu did not wake up. He died.
The conclusion of the whole matter is, do what you can with what you have and where you are. God knows how much to give, so don't try to spend all time earning money, instead experience some love with family, friends which is very essential for your long term happiness because you don't know what tomorrow hold's. Also we shouldn't ignore our life to enjoy our work and never work for life. So enjoy the life by keeping balance between job and work.
Chris Ayo Joseph is the General Editor of The Redsheet Magazine. He is a focus and hardworking young man that believes everything is achievable on earth