The sun has filtered through the window. It's beautiful and warm as it rests on my face. It's deceivingly lovely. If you were to step outside you would be hit with the full force of a Wisconsin winter. Which is far better than an Alberta winter, but I think no matter where you live -22C (or -7F) is never pleasant.
So staying curled up in the white sheets of a comfy hotel room bed is definitely the place to be. Of course when ones tummy begins to demand food, you are have a choice to make. For the majority of my life the choice was to lay there and ignore said tummy or get up, get dressed, and find a local breakfast joint. This time the cold was too cold and conveniently beside the bed was this leather bound book containing a list of delicious food that could be delivered with the press of a button.
Our lives are full of little convenient things these days. Things we take for granted
Full service gas stations or wonderful husbands who always fill you up.
Men and women who drive the treacherous roads before the world is awake, laying down layers of salt and gravel so that we can drive more safely.
A little blue or green card that swipes and pays for everything as easily as saying 1, 2, 3. Sure it's attached to your bank account, but payment is easy and credit readily available.
Amazon delivery, grocery delivery, veggie delivery, personal trainers who come to you. Everything you could ever desire can come to you with a press of a few buttons.
A cell phone that is a phone and computer all in one. I mean when was the last time you used your phone to actually speak to a friend for longer than ten minutes? No more phone cords to twirl on your fingers as you talk nervously to your crush. You can do it all anywhere and everywhere, not just within ten feet of the wireless phone bass.
It's easy to get wrapped up in our everyday tragedies. It's easy to get upset when something doesn't go our way and get upset at the person in front of us who's job it is to just be that service for those convenient things.
Ordering room service and having a hotel employee unwrap the freshly made food is a massive privilege. I want to remember that I am no different from this hardworking person standing in front of me. They deserve to be treated just as I would want to be treated. Remembering the people who do things everyday, most of which I probably don't even notice, to make my day better is important. Kindness is a part of my goals for the year. Kindness is easily over looked. Kindness is important.