THE PERKS OF COVID 19 LOCKDOWN- ROOM SERVICE IN MY HOUSE
It is often said that everything is about perspective. When you are thirsty and are given a glass half full of water, you can choose to hungrily-sorry, thirstily- grab that glass you see half empty( afraid that because it’s half empty it won’t be enough for you should someone else come to grab it before you do) Or you could choose to see that glass half full and with a heart full of gratitude, and savoring the moment, walk steadily to the glass assured that there is enough for you and that anyone who might be parched and wants to get a sip, would as well get one!
This analogy is all mine of course, but we all know about choosing “to see the glass half full or half empty”.
We have all heard about the GOOD,the BAD, and the UGLY of this crazy COVID 19 pandemic.
Some relationships have blossomed under this trying period. My daughter and I have graduated from being Mother and Child to being BEST FRIENDS, now able to talk about everything and anything!
Some couples have met online ( on frequent zoom meetings- yes!) and ended up being married( and yes- it was a zoom wedding!!)
Sadly, many have also died during this horrible pandemic.
Some have lost spouses or family members .
A woman who had lost her mother ( she was an only child) said on TV that what hurt her the most was not being able to visit her mother when she was in hospital to “hug her and say goodbye “. That, she said, broke her heart more than her actual death.
So ,this day I was feeling kind of low and moody.
I stopped watching the news because every time I turned on the tv, someone was either dying or dead!
I got up and sauntered into my son s room.
It became our guest room as he was not living with me anymore.
The room looked different . I crawled under the sheets and as I lay my head on the down -filled pillow,I felt some calm and that away- from- home feeling . Was I at home or in a hotel room somewhere??
It certainly looked like a hotel room-small,cosy,intimate with an oversized television set! I picked up the remote control to switch it on. Then I put it down. I wanted some quiet.
I was in an exotic hotel room on an exotic island. Then I drifted off to sleep…..
I must have slept for long because I heard what seemed like three solid knocks on the door- knock! Knock! Knock!
Three knocks! On the third knock I woke up and said “ yes, who’s that?”
A voice answered “ Room service Ma’am!”
I replied( now fully awake and playing along)
“Room service? But I didn’t order any room service!”
Voice: “Oh yes you did! Open the door and maybe when you see the breakfast tray, you’ll remember that you did!”
Me: “ what’s on the tray?”
Voice:”ma’am , I’ll take the tray away if you don’t open the door this minute!”
Me:”Really? I’ll make sure I report you to the manager !”
Voice:”Mum, I Am the manager! Open the door or your food will be cold. I made you your favorite and I won’t tell you unless you open the door!”
Knowing she’s capable of taking the tray back downstairs, I quickly opened the door.( I must have really thought I was in a hotel room because I had double locked the door!!).
My daughter , the manager turned room service server, entered and set a tray of food with a delicious aroma on the bed and sat on the bed to watch me eat the most welcome and most delicious room service meal I’d had in my life!
Served with love by the manager herself!
No prize for guessing how my day went!
Now I know where to go to feel like I’m away in a hotel room in any location my imagination chooses to take me! It’s easy to re-create what you want when you want. Just look around you, and give thanks to God for so many things He has given you that you have not even thought of or recognized.
Yes, give thanks and much more will be given you!
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