Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
Do you ever wonder why we humans feel like we deserve the best? While people all over the world are suffering, we whine if we get a little behind in our housework, or are inconvenienced in any way.
This was really brought home to me recently. I won't say where we were...just on the road doing what we do - the church put us up in a motel, which they often do,
I knew when we drove up it was going to be bad. Think....a motel in the 50's, but one that had been used and abused for a long time. Also, think orange (yes, I said orange) bedspreads and navy blue very worn indoor/outdoor carpet. Also, no wi fi. I don't mind the no wi fi bit, but...really?
I have to tell you, we walked in and none of us said a word. Finally one of us, not sure which, said "well, at least it isn't Haiti!"
We pulled out the Lysol (we never leave home without it) and sprayed the entire room, making sure we didn't miss a spot. We also left all our suitcases zipped.
With a final look around at our dismal surroundings, we left to do a show. The show must go on!
That night we went back to the hotel to sleep. As I drifted off I remembered nights in Mexico, sleeping in a tent in the desert. I also remembered bucket showers and outhouses in Mexico, and tried my best to be grateful and not be so spoiled!
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