Creeping along in the TSA's serpentine line,
I dreaded the hassle but got through just fine,
Plenty of time to find the gate and board.
When will I learn to trust before I whine?
Weather rumbles across the nation
Delaying takeoff for my destination,
Hot, stuffy cabin makes me sleepy,
my neck aches from straight seat-back regulation.
Ahhh - finally in flight, in relief I recline,
Just nodding off to sleep divine
when air conditioning comes on full blast!
I shiver, awakened, and let out a whine.
Once on the ground I'm back in good form,
It's good to see colleagues and hear greetings warm
How can I whine with God's work and good company?
Oh, believe me, I can - it's kind of a norm.
Hotel windows rattle with noise 'til wee hours,
Hey, workers, there are sleepers in these old city towers!
With morning light I grumble and peek outside -
Oh my, has the sidewalk below sprouted flowers?!
A smiling shop-keeper arranges tables with roses,
Bouquets all kinds placed in welcoming poses.
They beckon to me, "Come down for a look!
We delight peoples' eyes and especially noses!"
Stopping to smell the roses was a wonderful blessing –
Put a smile on my face - that kept people guessing
what could have happened that stopped the whining?
"Just a breath of God's goodness," I laughed, confessing.
May my own comfort never be what rules my day
May I remember that any discomfort my blessings outweigh
May I seek to bless others and keep God first
Turning whine into roses along my way.
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