Thursday, 9 April 2009

There is always someone else worse off...

OK, so here I sit, just after finishing another 3 day week and facing impending redundancy. Don't get me wrong, I am not feeling sorry for myself. Yes I am annoyed, after all, I have never been made redundant before, but I am sure things will work out for the best.

I emailed a friend in England yesterday to inform him that tickets could be got for the Renault World Championship race being held at Silverstone this summer. The guy is a fan of motor sports and heads to Silverstone many times each year.

So there I was, having a little moan in my email about the budget and the work situation, asking how he was and so on, just a friendly touching base email.

What I got back, I was not prepared for. They guy collapsed 10 days ago. Turns out he has cancerous growths on his pancreas, liver and stomach. He starts chemo soon, he hopes it will add some months to his life span. Months... Even after explaining that to me in his mail, he then took the time to offer me some words of encouragement about my work situation. Amazing.......

It puts things in perspective. Sure times are hard here at the moment, but when compared to what this guy is facing up to, my problems pale in to insignificance.

Anyway...

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