Sunday, April 21, 2013

Be Thankful For What You Have (Travel Story)

On a recent trip to visit my daughter in Stockbridge, Georgia, my wife, grandson, and I stayed at a motel. It was a cheaper one run by Indians (from India). The motel advertised a Continental Breakfast. When we came to our breakfast in the ten-by-eight dining area with two or three small tables, we found a few boxes of cereal, some bagels,  milk, and coffee. A man who had also come to breakfast said, "It's a real smorgasbord." A woman nearby said, "He should be thankful for what he has."


Jon said...

It never fails to amaze me how two people can view the same thing so differently.

Julia Hones said...

I agree with Jon. Happiness is about gratitude. Richard, I can't wait to finish your stories. My husband deleted my kindle on a laptop that we no longer share, but as soon as I get a new one I will finish your book and write a review on Amazon and Goodreads. My life has been hectic lately. Cheers.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I echo Jon's sentiment. It really his something how two people can view the exact same thing in such a different way.

Tanya Reimer said...

My comments keep getting rejected, so if I post a few, sorry, just delete them.

This observation approach is nice, it allows me to feel my own powerful emotions about a scene I never witnessed. Well done.