Wednesday, June 22, 2016

What Is Your Attitude?

Today has been a long day!  As I flew out of Birmingham this morning, I pondered about how my day had begun.  Awake at 4:45 am and down to the lobby at 5:30 am, to go to the airport.  There was suppose to have been a taxi waiting for me. Last night, the young lady at the desk had assured me there would be a taxi waiting.

I walked up to the desk and nicely stated to the young man I needed to get to the airport for a 7:15 am flight.  He apologized for the inconvenience and proceeded to call a taxi for me.  Twenty minutes later, the taxi was there and off I went to the airport.  Fortunately, it was Birmingham and there wasn't bumper to bumper traffic and the airport was a "breeze" to get through.

I thought about my attitude.  I could have been angry at the young man at the hotel, but I wasn't.  It wasn't his fault there wasn't a taxi waiting for me. But fortunately, he had the maturity to call me a taxi and he gave me a $10 credit to Starbuck(which was at the hotel).

As I get older, I have realized, it takes a lot of energy to get mad at people, especially if they are not responsible for the situation.  I am learning to be still and to listen to the "voice" that will calm me and assist me with the situation.

I made it back to Colorado and I am enjoying my evening, wondering what "lesson" will I learn tomorrow!

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalms 46:10


3 comments:

  1. Well said Denise. I can tell already that I'm going to love your blog.
    R

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  2. Ive always managed to give everyone the benifit of a doubt and no matter how mad I get at a situation, I try to keep cool. Most of the time it works, sometimes it doesnt.
    Another great post.
    Lisa

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  3. What a great lesson, and such a beautiful sunset to end the day! Hugs to you!

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