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