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Expat wanderer

Hopeful Signs

You know me a little bit by now. You know what makes my heart sing. I believe things really can get better, if we all just commit to being a part of that process, and taking steps, even small steps, in the right direction.

So you will understand why this makes my heart sing:

Wooo HOOOO, Kuwait! Clean! Fresh! Visible! Woooo HOOOOOOOO!

And – just seconds later – THIS:

Light at night! Clear! Visible!

Wooo HOOOO, Kuwait!

Some bureaucrat somewhere made a decision, and followed through on that decision, to make sure it was carried out, this being Kuwait. That one seemingly small decision, that small step in the right direction, could save lives.

God bless the bureaucracy, God bless the people that make the effort to keep us safe, who take their jobs seriously. I don’t take this lightly, not in my own country, not in any country I live in. Public policy is created by US, making small steps for the greater good.

December 31, 2008 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Character, Community, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Health Issues, Interconnected, Kuwait, Leadership, Living Conditions, Technical Issue


  1. Some one is all happy on the new years eve…hope the rest of your year goes smiling with your family and friends πŸ™‚

    Comment by Amu | December 31, 2008 | Reply

  2. May your 2009 be filled with loads of small magical moments πŸ™‚

    Comment by Darya | January 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. And for you, Amu! πŸ™‚

    I love that wish, Darya! Magical Moments to you, too! πŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 1, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hehehe part of me couldn’t help thinking this is a sarcastic post! πŸ˜›

    Comment by 1001Nights | January 1, 2009 | Reply


    Comment by Bu Yousef | January 1, 2009 | Reply

  6. Oh! 1001 Nights! I am so happy to see you again!

    No. (Sigh.) You know I have lived in Kuwait three years now? When I see signs of improvement, I truly rejoice, no sarcasm. I don’t know if you are aware of this, but part of Obama’s program is strengthening the infrastructure in the USA – new/repairing highways, rethinking energy supply, etc. I celebrate preparing for the future in every country, any reduction in greedy self-interest truly makes me happy. It takes so little . . .

    Thank you, Bu Yousef!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 2, 2009 | Reply

  7. excellent Blog I’m a huge fan from Germany

    Comment by Hildred | November 28, 2015 | Reply

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