Friday, September 2, 2011

Smarte Carte

The last time I was at the airport I was dragging my luggage around with me from the Starbucks to the bathroom to the candy store and so on.

You see I was 7 hours early for my flight and in Hawaii they don't open certain terminals until 1 hour before the flight leaves.

I was so exhausted pulling and pushing my stupid luggage around when I saw a luggage cart out of the corner of my eye.

Now I have seen these before... but have never used them nor thought to use them.

"I'm not paying a $1 for that." I think to myself.

"Those are for old people or at least people with tons of luggage."

Well I had to use the bathroom again and did not feel like dragging everything down the elevator again so I put it all on this cart and rolled away.

It was heaven.

Why haven't I been using these all along?


Tiffany said...

In Europe they are free :) And you better believe that I use like 3 of them for my luggage.

Mr J said...



This is AWESOME ... Something we should all remember..

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.

His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.

As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.

I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait.'

'That doesn't have anything to do with it,' he replied.

Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.

Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged .. it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it.

'It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice;

I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do..

Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away.. Just for this time in my life..

Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in.

So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!

Thank you for your part in filling my Memory Bank.

I am still depositing.

'Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1.. Free your heart from hatred.

2. Free your mind from worries.

3. Live simply.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less.

Pass this message to 7 people except me. You will receive a miracle tomorrow.

Now, STOP! Did you hear what I just said. You WILL receive a miracle

Tomorrow. So send it right now!

Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans.