Funny People

Patty and I along with our daughter Sandee flew to Santa Rosa this morning for the funeral for Patty’s brother in law. The fellow sitting next to me on the plane didn’t know English very well which resulted in some funny conversations. He was playing a game on his phone and the stewardess came by and asked him to be sure it was in airplane mode, she could see that it wasn’t. He thought she had asked him to put it away, so he turned it off and put it in a briefcase. I said to him what she said but he didn’t seem to get it. I was on my iPad and he was quite adamant that I was going to get into trouble if I didn’t turn it off, but I just smiled and kept doing on it what I had been doing. When the stewardess walked by and didn’t say anything to me , he went ahead and took out his phone again, but he still didn’t have it in airplane mode. When the stewardess walked by she could see that it wasn’t and asked him to switch it off or put it to airplane mode. He got pretty upset by what he thought was preferential treatment for me. Between the stewardess and me we finally convinced him and showed him what he needed to do. When he didn’t understand he was upset, when he did understand he was happy. Life is like that. When we don’t understand why things are happening the way they are we are not happy. What fixes that is when we decide to trust the Lord with our life and the details of it even though we don’t understand. It is a decision that we need to make new every morning, otherwise we will go back to being unhappy and grumpy because life doesn’t make sense.

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