Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Tourist Prayer"

Friends, who recently returned  from a "re-positioning cruise"   related four 
or five "glitches" that occurred in their twenty-nine day travel.
It therefore seems appropriate to submit this article ...
suggesting that when traveling, it is alwaysa positive asset
to have "Divine Intervention" on your side  ...
and in your travel mind.

     Heavenly Father, look down on us your humble, obedient tourist servants who are doomed to travel this earth, taking photographs, mailing postcards, buying souvenirs and walking around in drip-dry underwear. We beseech you, O Lord to see that our plane is not hijacked, our luggage is not lost and our overweight baggage goes unnoticed.

     Give us this day, divine guidance in our selection of hotels. We pray that the telephones work, and that the operators speak our tongue, that there is no mail waiting from our children that would force us to cancel the rest of our trip.

     Lead us to good, inexpensive restaurants where the wine is included in the price of the meal. Give us the wisdom to tip correctly in currencies we do not understand. 
Make the natives love us for what we are and not for what we can contribute to their worldly goods.

     Grant us the strength to visit the museums, the cathedrals, the palaces, and if, perchance, we skip an historic monument or fountain of note ... to take a nap after lunch, have mercy on us for our flesh is weak.

     Dear God, protect our wives from “bargains” they don't need or can't afford. Lead them not into temptation for they know now what they do.

     Almighty Father, keep our husbands from looking at foreign women and comparing them to us. Save them from making fools of themselves in nightclubs. Above all, please do not forgive them their trespasses ... for they know exactly what they do.

And when our journey is over, grant us the favour of finding someone 
who will look at our home movies and listen to our stories, 
so our lives as tourists will not have been in vain. 

All this we ask You 
in the name of Conrad Hilton, Thomas Cook and the American Express
... Amen

Prayerfully Yours ... Merle Baird-Kerr ... November 23, 2011
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  1. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

  2. Thank You, Mark Twain...Excellent Travel Advice
    ...never mind the "glitches"...!
    Explore, Dream, Discover...I Love it!