Don’t despise the detour

A detour is not always bad. Sometimes it is God’s way of keeping you out of harm’s way.

25 years ago, was traveling with another hotel broker and when we got to the airport, the flight was delayed to the point we were going to miss our meeting. I was a little angry and the other broker looked at me and said, “look at it as God keeping us from a time or a place where we shouldn’t be. If the client doesn’t hire us because of this, we probably weren’t going to get the business anyway.” That piece of wisdom stopped me in my tracks and became my adopted thought process from that point forward.

We were traveling a couple weeks ago to my Mom’s in Virginia and we had been on the road for 10 hours. We get three miles from my Mom’s exit and the traffic is stopped on the interstate. We were tired, hungry and a little irritated and that last three miles took us 30 minutes. I had to take a deep breath and focus on what I had learned about detours and delays. We got through it and everything was ok.

So, when life gives you a detour or delay, just take a deep breath and think about this blog. KT

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