Inspiring letter I received from an Iraqi carpenterSubmitted by Kelly James on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 09:29
I received the following letter from an Iraqi carpenter who has been working for my company for about five years now. He fled Iraq after being tortured and having his home and business destroyed. He just received his citizenship this week:
"Dear all the employees in Rjames Property company
Working with you was and still a privilege. I would like hereby to thank you very much for trusting me by having me work with you throughout all the past five years and giving me the opportunities one after another which helped me to support my family specially my kids to study in good schools and it was as a motivation for me for I worked hard to obtain citizenship and I am sure the coming will be much better for we all work to build this country to be the greatest among other countries. You have stood by me and I will forever be grateful to you.
Thank you for been the perfect."
I'm privileged to work with refugees from many different countries, and I truly feel they are living proof of the American Dream. Whenever I get down in the dumps about the state of affairs nowadays, these folks offer me inspiration to keep at it. Things can always be much, much worse.