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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: New beginnings

During the period of this great recession, I found myself unemployed for the first time in 26 years. For 21 of those years I was in continuous employment in which I spent good times and bad. I never thought this could happen, but it sure did. I would be a hypocrite if I say I wasn’t angry at first. I started to question my value and my status. Needless to say, my ego was hit the hardest.

But in this unexpected situation, I came to realized what is important to me. Although I had lost my job, I still have my loving wife and children, my good and awesome friends, my health and, most of all, the gift of resilience. As many of us would naturally give up hope in this time of crisis, I think it is the best time for us to start a new beginning, a new direction, and look at the past as a preparation of what we can have in the future.

It may sound like nonsense, but what is the other option? We cannot just sit around and do nothing. We need to rise up in the morning expecting a new opportunity along the way. There’s a lot of things to do and most importantly, life goes on.

Therefore, it is time for us to start a new chapter in our lives by looking into new avenues that may lead us into progress.

This is not the time to be dismayed, but it’s the moment for us to stop and redirect our dreams and wishes and perhaps then, and only then, we can find our real value, for if we don’t search for it, everything will be a dead end.

Larry Ong

South Lake Tahoe

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