Yesterday was a travel day! My son and I packed ourselves off to the Denver International Airport and headed west to California.
Thank goodness for strangers. I don't think I really cared much before I became a mother, but now that I travel alot with my toddler, I love that I can always count on the generosity and assistance of people I don't know to help my son and I when we are traveling. Whether it getting from long term parking to the airport or on the plane, I am always amazed at the goodness of people.
I don't know if anyone else agrees with this, but I've definitely noticed the level of generosity is definitely higher in some parts of the country than others. I don't think about this in terms of this state has ruder people necessarily, but more on the positive side, such as people from this region or that are friendlier or more helpful. People, a smile goes a long way!
So if you're traveling this weekend or just amongst strangers, and you see someone having a tough day, whether they are a mother or just a lone traveler, give 'em a big smile and if they look like they need help, ask them if they'd like a hand. Even if they say no, I'm sure they'll appreciate that you made the offer.
|My travel companion. I try to travel simple... but that suitcase is 40 pounds!!|
|Lunch packed for the travel day: apple, herbed hummus, almonds, sweet potato black bean burger with brown rice & hummus (leftovers), baby carrots. Not shown: two hard-boiled eggs and more food for the kiddo.|
|So glad I packed the baby carrots. Guess who ate them all?|