i think the biting cold of this year’s christmas would be the only thing that could probably give me a hug. as an overseas worker i have to bear in mind the opportunity cost of earning better money for your family- sacrificing your comfort zones, not seeing your family and your friends, denying yourself of the simple pleasures of life, and toning down your ego.
although sacrificing one christmas for the anticipation of a better christmas in the future could comfort your thoughts for a while, a stream of thought can strike anytime that tells you how it may not be worth the risk. you can never tell when will be the last christmas that you can spend together with your family.
i guess the competition between our priorities and our needs will never cease until we get contented and settled.
for now, i just have to bear with the fact that i have to do work during the holidays to earn money for my future. at least now i can say that i don’t owe my savings from any material girl or from anybody.
merry christmas to me.