ALL ABOARD

 

My experiences at Hartsfield Jackson will remain with me for a long time. I choose to remember how bountifully I am blessed when I simply go with the flow, when I relinquish my need to control situations. This is the last part of my journey.

I called a friend as I sat there. I wanted to get away for a short time if possible. I left a voicemail message and continued on with my explorations of the airport adventure. He and his cousin came and took me to dinner. This was a wonderful treat that may not have happened if I were not stuck at the airport. We enjoyed wonderful fellowship together, a great meal, delightful service and great friends.  A wonderful combination!

I know I went through the security process at least four times. I kept going back to the gates to see if I could get on the next flight! What was so amazing to me is the first two times I went through with no problems, but the third and fourth times I was stopped! It was all so humorous to me. I had not changed one single thing I had on me or was carrying.

So finally, here is the next to the last flight of the day. I sat there with my boarding pass, just waiting. My name is called by the same agent that had worked every flight to Los Angeles that day. He recognized me as having been there all day waiting on a flight. I approached the line leading to the walkway for the plane and he said, “I told you to come to the counter.” So I apologized and walked to the counter as he looked very serious and explained “Oh I am terribly sorry I called your name by accident.” I literally stopped breathing. And he began to laugh hysterically at me! I had helped to make his day because not once had I become upset with not being able to get on a flight. This was his way of appreciating me!

On the plane I was gifted with sitting on the aisle way next to a mother and baby boy. This baby and I played all the way to Los Angeles, allowing the mother to take a nap now and then. I usually sit next to the window and would have missed this opportunity to share with this baby.

It was a most awesome 13 hours! I was gifted with wonderful Spirits who shared so unselfishly with me of who they were. I joyously received their gifts of friendship and I know I am blessed by having spent thirteen hours absorbing the love of other people.

THOUGHTS AND HABITS

July 2012 travels 134
#THOUGHTS AND HABITS, #OLD HABITS, #outdated thoughts, #number 13, #New Years day rituals, #generational curses
May 17th

Do you have any habits or thoughts you do not know their origin? For instance, Friday the 13th; many people have come to associate Friday the 13th as being an unlucky day and dread moving about their business because they feel they will be cursed that day. I was once told that the number 13 is actually a lucky number because it represents Jesus and His Twelve Disciples. I thought that was a great way to look at something that I had believed to have some mysterious power in it. As I shared this with a friend, another person felt obliged to share the truth of why we celebrate Friday the 13th as an unlucky day. I got so tickled because at that very moment I thought how many other things we accept without knowing the origin.

Does your family celebrate the New Year by eating certain foods because it is meant to bring you luck all year long? Are there ailments suffered by your family that you think are hereditary and you are likely to get it because so many others have had it? Could it be the same eating habits are passed down generation to generation and the correlation between the unhealthy eating habits and the disease are never discussed. Do you know you can change the history of your family problems simply by eating more nutritious foods?

Do you dress a certain way because ‘the Designers’ have said this is the current look, even if it does not flatter your shape? Do you listen to music just because everyone else is listening or do you truly like it? What thoughts and habits have been inbred in you and you know not from whence it came? I just think it is rather funny, like this story I heard from someone.

A friend visited for dinner and observed the host cutting the end off the meat. When asked why she did that, she said it was a family recipe from her Grandmother. The inquisitive guest wondered if they could talk with Grandma about this recipe. When Grandma was asked what secret was in the cutting of the end of meat; more flavor, more tender, juicier, she was bewildered. She replied “The only reason I cut the ends off the meat was because my pan was too small to hold it!” And this had become a family tradition! Just food for thought, and makes you think.

THOUGHTS AND HABITS

 

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© Sandy Rodgers Ministries

 

May 17th

 Do you have any habits or thoughts you do not know their origin? For instance, Friday the 13th; many people have come to associate Friday the 13th as being an unlucky day and dread moving about their business because they feel they will be cursed that day. I was once told that the number 13 is actually a lucky number because it represents Jesus and His Twelve Disciples. I thought that was a great way to look at something that I had believed to have some mysterious power in it. As I shared this with a friend, another person felt obliged to share the truth of why we celebrate Friday the 13th as an unlucky day. I got so tickled because at that very moment I thought how many other things we accept without knowing the origin.

 Does your family celebrate the New Year by eating certain foods because it is meant to bring you luck all year long?  Are there ailments suffered by your family that you think are hereditary and you are likely to get it because so many others have had it? Could it be the same eating habits are passed down generation to generation and the correlation between the unhealthy eating habits and the disease are never discussed. Do you know you can change the history of your family problems simply by eating more nutritious foods?

 Do you dress a certain way because ‘the Designers’ have said this is the current look, even if it does not flatter your shape? Do you listen to music just because everyone else is listening or do you truly like it? What thoughts and habits have been inbred in you and you know not from whence it came? I just think it is rather funny, like this story I heard from someone.

 A friend visited for dinner and observed the host cutting the end off the meat. When asked why she did that, she said it was a family recipe from her Grandmother. The inquisitive guest wondered if they could talk with Grandma about this recipe. When Grandma was asked what secret was in the cutting of the end of meat; more flavor, more tender, juicier, she was bewildered. She replied “The only reason I cut the ends off the meat was because my pan was too small to hold it!” And this had become a family tradition! Just food for thought, and makes you think.

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