I was sitting in the Houston airport on my way to North Carolina. The gate that my flight flew out of was super busy and there weren’t many seats open to sit down, so I decided to find a nice comfortable spot on the hard titled floor. The older man sitting near me asked if I would like his seat. I graciously declined since him and his wife looked so comfortable. After a little time went by, the seat next to this older man opened up. I sat down beside him and his lovely wife. At this moment, I didn’t realize how much entertainment and learning I was going to have in the next couple hours.
When I sat down, I took out my head phones to socialize a little with them. When I started listening, they were talking about the time change in the Carolinas. North Carolina is one hour ahead of Texas. The wife was certain that they were gaining an hour. The husband was trying to explain that, yes, the hour was going up, but in reality, they were going to be losing an hour. This went on for a couple minutes and I couldn’t help myself to just sit there and laugh. After discussing and the wife deliberately stating her opinion, the husband finally caved in. He said, “honey, I think you’re right.” We both knew she wasn’t, but “happy wife, happy life,” right?!
Sitting with them waiting for the plane to come in, they continued to joke around with each other. The wife asked the husband for some of his lotion. The husband responded “Sure I’ll give you some, but it’s going to cost you,” with a playful look on his face. Before we were about to leave, the husband went to buy some granola bars. When he came back with about two handfuls, the wife asked why he bought so many when she only wanted one. His response was, “I didn’t know which one you would want, so I bought them all. I didn’t want to hear you wine about not buying the right one!” This was said in a joking manner, of course.
When they called for us to line up to board I said good bye and to enjoy their time in Carolina. I boarded the plane and noticed when I got to my seat, they were already there sitting in the other two seats of my row. No surprise or shock, they were joking around with each other the first hour or so of the flight. I made the comment “there must never be a dull moment with ya’ll.”
The wife responded, “oh you can never take life too serious. If I learned anything in my life, it’s that you have to laugh with anything that comes your way. Find the humor is every situation.”
Simple words of wisdom and I could see just how those words molded their relationship and who they were as people.
Life can be tough, but laugh as you go♥