Yesterday Dalton and I had quite a day of travel! After being in Daytona, FL since Friday night racing Ricky Carmichael's Amateur Supercross, we took the 6:45am flight back home so that he would only miss Monday at school. What was supposed to be just a 2.5 hour flight home from Orlando turned into 9 hours on the same plane! There was some nasty nasty weather in the DFW area, so our pilot had to divert to Houston. And then we were on our way...and then we weren't...LOL This happened a few times. However we did finally make it home safe and sound! Praise for that! I know that several homes were destroyed in the area, so I am praying for all affected by that storm.
My point of this blog, is a few things that stood out to me. One being one of the flight attendants. He was very rude and quite honestly pretty snippy. Now, I would understand that if people were complaining and blaming him, etc. However, that was not the case. It actually seemed as if he were that way from the get go. Another being around the 8th hour, I heard a few people saying things like "I'll never fly American again". Well, I am willing to bet that was an empty threat! It wasn't American's fault. Thank goodness they were able to make quick decisions based on our safety!!!
Why go through life being miserable? Why blame others? I am so very grateful for all the behind the scenes workers that got all those messages to the pilots so that we were safe! Were we a little bummed that it took almost our whole day? Yes. Were we hungry? Yes. Did I have an out loud attitude of crankiness? No. Even Dalton who I was sure was going to meltdown at some point..Did AMAZING! I am grateful that with my business I have time freedom and this did not affect anyone else. That I didn't have to re-arrange others schedules, and that I didn't have to use any time off or vacation time to cover the day. :)
Choose JOY in whichever situation you are in. Choose JOY in whichever job you have. Choose to be kind in the face of snippy. Life is a CHOICE. It is what you make of it. What choice will you make this week?
Good Good Father
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