Friday, December 26, 2008

Something To Be Proud About

All my life,everywhere I have lived, I have always looked for things to be proud of ,rather than looking for things to critize or complain about or find fault with,and here in my adopted home of Thailand I try to do the same. I am proud of the fact that here in Thailand we have to freedom to live and love and enjoy all that life has to offer , as long as we live by the rules.I am proud of the fact that most expat folks who make Thailand their home and realize their dreams come true ,are very decent people. I could go on and on about things that I am proud of here in the Land Of Smiles And Gentle People . I would like to say that the thing that I am most proud of is the little village that I call home , all of our local leaders do all they possibly can to make sure that all the people that call Sai Yok their home ,live in the cleanest , safest,and most enjoyable place they can make it . I have even notice that they pay close attention to even the smallest detail to make sure that it looks good and not a eye sore , and the thing that amazes me the most, is that they seen to understand the meaning of maintainence.

This coming year , my goal is to look for all I can be proud of and if at all possible to thank the person or persons responsible and give them a big pat on the back, and to remind myself that  This is Thailand. Lets all give it a try. Just one more reason why We're Retired in Thailand and Loving It.  Malcolm and Ciejay


The TEFL Don said...

Malcolm I think that approach is spot on. There are too many moaners here (I was one in the UK)who do not want to help develop community.

While the Thais may be somewhat xenophobic they none the less appreciate a little help, like my Sunday morning attempts at the local college.

For my part I see it as pay back for letting me live in paradise.

Hoo Don said...

Well said Malcolm. I am sure you are thought of in your village with the same high esteem in which you hold for community.
Sorry to be picky.. but I couldn't help but notice in your photo that one of the front wheel nuts has come off the motorbike and is littering the road.....Happy New Year to you and your family from Martyn and Wilai.