Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Which Point of View?

Groupon deal, one night in Kettles hotel near Dublin, breakfast, free wifi.
Get to the room and tv is not easy to work, wardrobe hanging space is only high enough to hang trousers so nowhere to even hang a coat.
One of the bedside lights missing has obviously been broken off the wall.
Wifi very poor, keeps losing connection, and basically not even strong enough to show emails with pictures and takes ages to download emails on my ipad plus most apps keep saying there is no network connection.

Husband trying to work (when he should be relaxing but as usual something has cropped up) & calls are ok but some stuff cannot be done as he can't get things downloaded.

What's the solution?
Go home the next day early and forget about actually going into Dublin City.

       Is this the best solution?    Yes

He needs to access the data and it can't be done tonight here so he needs to go home to a good (better connection) to do so.
We can come see round Dublin another time because we are not so far away from it and anyway after over 20 years since last being there another few weeks or months won't matter.
I don't need to get too annoyed because it will only affect me and him and that's not fair on him when he has work deadlines and stress enough from that.
I also don't need to make him stay and go around the city for hours when he will still have his mind on work so it will not be so pleasurable for either of us and will actually only be more stressful for him with a deadline approaching.

How do I spend my evening while he is struggling with the laptop?
Well it is the evening when Sandy (not named after me) is about to hit the East coast of America so I'm watching all the news on CNN (one of the few channels available in the room).  We lived in the state of Delaware for 3 years quite some time ago but because of that I know places that are being mentioned, I have been to some of the places where the reporters are actually standing & later tonight Delaware is going to be hit by the effects of this storm.

So when I consider how many people are already with electricity because of Sandy and how many are going to be left homeless; I can put my couple of days into perspective and not allow myself to get distraught over our situation and certainly not put more pressure on a good, loving, hardworking husband with whom I have spent 35 years of married life and intend to share many more.

It all boils down to how we allow ourselves to view things.
If it is only from our point of view and not taking others into consideration then we are on the wrong track as we will never be happy and others will know how much we don't care about them.

God has given us instructions which are always for our benefit and one of them is about loving others.