by Patricia Feager, 10/11/18
It was six weeks ago that I flew out to San Antonio for the REALTOR® Convention. September 6th, that was the day of the flash floods and I was soaked. You just never know what the Power of Rain does to you and other people. There's energy in the Rain! The nicest people can be found when the weather turns bad. It was in San Antonio driving in the rain to the Convention Center and to the Emily Morgan DoubleTree that I discovered there is soul-lifting power that seems to come out of nowhere when it rains!
GOOD PEOPLE DO EXIST!
Just before I arrived, I stopped at the Convention Center. There was nowhere to park legally for free, except in the back of the Convention Center and you had to pay for your parking spot. The rain was falling on my head and the machine wasn't working (or maybe it's because I couldn't see the instructions with all the rain pounding on the parking meter). A caring soul came out of his vehicle, and paid for my parking. He was waiting for his wife and often sees people struggle with that parking meter machine. How do you say thank you? I didn't have to, he knew...
Rain was up to my calf and I was soaked to the bone. I'm unfamiliar with the City of San Antonio. The signs were a blur and hard to read. I was lost. GPS Navigator wasn't working. I pulled into a Collision Center to ask for help. I politely told the man, I'm not here because of a Collision, I'm trying to avoid one and I need to find the Emily Morgan DoubleTree. He pointed out directions and wrote them on a piece of paper as I dripped all over his floor. I was sorry, but he knew that.
BRA & UNDERWEAR TOO
I checked into the Hotel and dripped all over the registration desk and floor. Shortly after I got into my room, there was a knock on the door. The Hotel Manager asked me if he could dry my clothes. He stood there with a plastic laundry bag. I told him I didn't have any change. No problem, he said, I'll take care of that. He told me to leave all my wet clothes in the bag and leave them outside the door.
I took a hot shower, changed clothes, left the wet ones outside the door; then went to the dining area in the Hotel to get some food. When I got back to my room, my unmentionables was neatly washed, dried, and placed on hangers with a note, apologizing for the Rain.
In a world of negative political rants and accusations, it really feels good to know there are some really, really GOOD people. Here's what a I learned and hope you never forget:
R - Really, there ARE good people
A - Actions speak louder than words
I - Integrity is demonstrated through caring
N - Nice doesn't have to come with a price