Henery X (long), you’re truly one of a kind!
Taking a tough job and committing your heart like that takes a whole other level of commitment and passion. No wonder you got honored. You deserve it. Jobs like this one are tough. Many people don’t like it. Many don’t think highly of it. (which is sad, as these people keep our society working, much like police and other public services)
And honestly? You’re the type of guy I’d love to have as my superior, from what I read about you. You’re the light in the middle of an ocean full of grumpy, self-righteous grunts.
I think it’s not just because of your mindset. It’s more than that. It’s the respectful and generous attitude you honor your peers with. Not many people can say that of themselves. You’re a kind soul.
All the best to you.