I have everything

Taking a moment to take stock

Upon getting out of the taxi, the driver asked me “Do you have everything?”

I probably looked puzzled for a moment. A few seconds later he rephrased the question to “Did you take everything with you? From the taxi?” and I said yes, I did.

But in the interval between the two questions I realized that yes, I really do have everything.

Of course, one can always use more toothpaste or a higher capacity memory card but I am thankful to my Kenyan driver that he helped me pause and take stock of my life that night.