Smile Anyways

We met in the lobby at 5:30AM to be shuttled to the Orlando airport for a 7:30AM flight to Providence Rhode Island.

It seems like so many people are in a bad mood or just getting by in the way of emotions. Good morning to the shuttle driver resulted in a grunt and “when will the rest of your party be coming?” response.

“They are on their way “ I responded with a smile and a gesture of cheers with my very welcomed coffee cup.

I’ve taken notice since we left home on Tuesday evening that our husbands are both helpers. They both are eager to help with luggage. They are both more than eager to be of assistance and while our shuttle driver wasn’t the friendliest, I assumed she would be grateful for help with putting luggage in and out of the shuttle.

Not so much……smile anyways.

We arrive at the airport, walk to the check in desk and was almost immediately greeted by the clerk with a “what are you doing?” response as we lift our luggage and hand her boarding passes and passports.

We all look at one another, wondering if this was a secret question and we didn’t know the answer.

Checking in our bags?

Going on a trip?

Trying to check in?

We proceeded to hand her our boarding passes and hope for the best.

“Have a great day!”

We smiled and hurried away, hoping she didn’t want anything else.

It’s so obvious that people are either unhappy, full of stress or going through difficult times in their lives.

Currently we are just hoping that our rental car reservation is waiting for us in Providence.

Enjoy this clip from a Seinfeld episode

Sometimes all we can do is smile, be thankful for the exit row a sweet hand to hold.

Smile anyways.

PS for Porch girls:

Southwest Orlando (MCO) Nonstop to Providence RI (PVD)

Avis rental car – Ford Explorer

About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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