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A Random Conversation

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A few days ago I had a somewhat random conversation that has remained on the periphery of my mind. I was speaking to an expatriate who recently returned to Nigeria on a work assignment for his company. He had worked within the Nigerian business previously and was on what we could refer to as his second missionary journey and conversing with him left me with a few lessons.

The power of living and working deliberately:

Sometimes, work feels like just work, but for him, it felt like a part of his journey, as though he determined that his work was his contribution to humanity. As I listened to him, I realized that, that simple definition impacted his attitude to whatever assignment.  Beyond his immediate tasks, he kept looking to do more...

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Relationships…

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This story is about a couple and how their actions inspired me greatly to be more. For me, they are #goals in this regard

So, I was at the residence of Mr and Mrs A on Saturday and realized they were planning a party. Not a very big party but they hired a caterer, there were rented seats and tables and music. When I inquired, they said it was for their support staff; people that work in and around their home. When I saw the scale though, I remember wondering at the scale. How many domestic staff could they possibly have?

And then, the people started arriving with their families, and the party began.  There was such a ‘joie de vivre’ in the air and everyone was having a nice time. At some point Mr A began to speak and what he said inspired this post...

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