Using common sense …

“Dear friend, guard Clear Thinking and Common Sense with your life; don’t for a minute lose sight of them. They’ll keep your soul alive and well, they’ll keep you fit and attractive. You’ll travel safely, you’ll neither tire nor trip.” Proverbs 3:21-23

I spent hours this morning making airline reservations. Whatever happened to dialing one number and talking to your favorite travel agent? The Internet! Now, if you don’t know how to surf the Net, you are stuck with overly-priced travel arrangements.

Today, while trying to get reservations from Des Moines to Pittsburgh, I kept getting a message, “Flights from Des Moines to Pittsburgh are not scheduled to operate on 05/16/2017. Please select an alternate date or choose another origination/destination.” I know Southwest Airlines regularly flies to St. Louis and that St. Louis connects with Pittsburgh. So, I booked two separate legs of the trip and wondered why a computer-generated scheduler couldn’t figure this out.

When the opportunity to solve a situation arises, I’m grateful for the gift of clear thinking and common sense. Even though I spent a couple of hours booking the flight, it was worth it. I’m looking forward to visiting my mother in Iowa on Mother’s Day and then boarding the plane for my next adventure–summer and early fall in the Northeast where I can explore new territory and spend time with family and friends.

Lord, be with us as we travel the roads of life—that we will not tire nor trip along the way. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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