I made a trip to Inland Revenue Department this morning.
Last week, I was served with a letter printed on a red paper saying that I still owe them some money. I was naturally very uneasy with such letter. I called a good friend who is working in IRD and asked for a favour to check how such “law-abiding” citizen who pays tax for every taxable “sense” could owe money. My friend said, “We call that love letter.”
Love letter? It did put me on fire at the moment I read the letter. But, that was definitely not that nice feeling of loving someone or being loved.
At the meeting, we settled the case. I still have some money to pay. I brought along my cheque book. But the nice and efficient officer said I had to pay at Public Bank.
I did not quite see the logic of how the system operates. Why can’t IRD just take my cheque? Anyway, I thought of …having a “quiet heart” that is not distraught with internal regrets nor frenzied by external circumstances (read my post yesterday on Heart Matters).
I proceeded to the bank right from IRD Office. Another good friend at the bank attended to me. It was natural for her to smile and asked if I felt angry having to pay tax. I replied with my biggest smile,
No, I feel blessed that I still have tax to pay. It means I am employed. There are many who are unemployed.
Indeed, it has been a good day. Good things always come in abundance –
I shall be joining some women from Asian countries for a Girls’ Brigade Meeting in SingLand starting tomorrow until Sunday! I extended another two days for some business meetings… Back next month!
In the meantime, leaving you with this link Spiritual Breathing.