Opportunities…

Alkisah, seorang lelaki keluar dari pekarangan rumahnya, berjalan tak tentu arah dengan rasa putus asa. Sudah cukup lama ia menganggur.
Once, there’s a man walked out from his yard to nowhere, despaired. It’s been so long he had no job.


Kondisi finansial keluarganya morat-marit. Sementara para tetangganya sibuk memenuhi rumah dengan barang-barang mewah, ia masih bergelut memikirkan cara memenuhi kebutuhan pokok keluarganya, sandang dan pangan. Anak-anaknya sudah lama tak dibelikan pakaian, istrinya sering marah-marah karena tak dapat membeli barang-barang rumah tangga yang layak. Laki-laki itu sudah tak tahan dengan kondisi ini, dan ia tidak yakin bahwa perjalanannya kali inipun akan membawa keberuntungan, yakni mendapatkan pekerjaan.
The financial was messy. When his neighbors were busy to fulfilled their house with luxury stuffs, he thought hard how to fulfilled his family’s basic needs, clothing and food. He never bought  a new clothes anymore for his kids. His wife always became angry because she couldn’t bought a proper stuffs for house. He did not stand anymore, and he did not so sure if this time he could be lucky, got a job.

Ketika laki-laki itu tengah menyusuri jalanan sepi, tiba-tiba kakinya terantuk sesuatu.
When he’s on his way through a quiet streets, suddenly he stumbled to something.


Karena merasa penasaran ia membungkuk dan mengambilnya.
His curious made him bowed and took it.


“Uh, hanya sebuah koin kuno yang sudah penyok-penyok, ” gerutunya kecewa.
“Uh, it’s only a dent ancient coin,” he grumbled.


Meskipun begitu ia membawa koin itu ke sebuah bank.
Even so, he took the coin to a bank.


“Sebaiknya koin in Bapak bawa saja ke kolektor uang kuno,” kata teller itu memberi saran.
“You should brought it to a collector,” the teller gave him a suggestion.


Lelaki itupun mengikuti anjuran si teller, membawa koinnya ke kolektor.
He brought that coin to a collector as the teller said.


Beruntung sekali, si kolektor menghargai koin itu senilai 30 dollar.
He was so lucky, the collector gave him 30 dollars for the coin.


Begitu senangnya, lelaki tersebut mulai memikirkan apa yang akan dia lakukan dengan rejeki nomplok ini.
He’s so happy and thought what would he do to the money.


Ketika melewati sebuah toko perkakas, dilihatnya beberapa lembar kayu sedang diobral. Dia bisa membuatkan beberapa rak untuk istrinya karena istrinya pernah berkata mereka tak punya tempat untuk menyimpan jambangan dan stoples. Sesudah membeli kayu seharga 30 dollar, dia memanggul kayu tersebut dan beranjak pulang.
When he passed a tools shop, he saw some pieces of wood were sale. He thought he could made a rack for his wife, because she ever told him that they did not had a rack for the bowls and jars. After bought them with 30 dollars, he putted them to his shoulder and went home. 
Di tengah perjalanan dia melewati bengkel seorang pembuat mebel.
Mata pemilik bengkel sudah terlatih melihat kayu yang dipanggul lelaki itu.
Kayunya indah, warnanya bagus, dan mutunya terkenal. Kebetulan pada waktu itu ada pesanan mebel. Dia menawarkan uang sejumlah 100 dollar kepada lelaki itu. Terlihat ragu-ragu di mata laki-laki itu, namun pengrajin itu meyakinkannya dan dapat menawarkannya mebel yang sudah jadi agar dipilih lelaki itu. Kebetulan di sana ada lemari yang pasti disukai
istrinya.
In the middle of his way home, he passed a furniture maker place.
The owner saw what he brought on his shoulder and said they are beautiful, had a good color, and good quality. Fortunately, the owner got some order so he asked him if he could bought them for 100 dollars. He looked doubt, but the owner assured him and offered him a furniture.  There’s a cupboard, and he thought his wife would be like it.



Dia menukar kayu tersebut dan meminjam sebuah gerobak untuk membawa lemari itu. Dia pun segera membawanya pulang. Di tengah perjalanan dia melewati perumahan baru. Seorang wanita yang sedang mendekorasi rumah barunya melongok keluar jendela dan melihat lelaki itu mendorong gerobak berisi lemari yang indah. Si wanita terpikat dan menawar dengan harga 200 dollar. Ketika lelaki itu nampak ragu-ragu, si wanita menaikkan tawarannya menjadi 250 dollar. Lelaki itupun setuju. Kemudian mengembalikan gerobak ke pengrajin dan beranjak pulang.
He bargained his woods with the cupboard, and borrowed a cart from the owner to carry it. On his may home, he passed a new housing. A woman was decorate her new house, and he saw him from her window. She liked it, and asked him if she could bought for 200 dollars. He looked doubt, and this woman add 50 dollars more. He agreed. He gave back the cart to the furniture shop and went home.



Di pintu desa dia berhenti sejenak dan ingin memastikan uang yang ia terima.
Ia merogoh sakunya dan menghitung lembaran bernilai 250 dollar. Pada saat itu seorang perampok keluar dari semak-semak, mengacungkan belati, merampas uang itu, lalu kabur.
On his way, he stopped a while, and made sure the money he got.
I took it from his pocket and counted. There were 250 dollars. Unfortunately, a thief out from the shrub near him, and he took the money and ran away.

Istri si lelaki kebetulan melihat dan berlari mendekati suaminya seraya berkata, “Apa yang terjadi? Engkau baik saja kan ? Apa yang diambil oleh perampok tadi?”
Lelaki itu mengangkat bahunya dan berkata, “Oh, bukan apa-apa. Hanya sebuah koin penyok yang kutemukan tadi pagi”.
His wife saw him and ran for him. She asked, “What just happen? Are you okay? What he took from you?”
He lift his shoulder and said, “Oh, nothing. It’s just a dent coin I got this morning.”

~Life is a gift. We come to this world with nothing, and so do we would go.
Give thanks for everything in everyday. ~ 

 


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