Wednesday, 7 June 2017

A close shave.




Maybe it is the fact that I am having a beautiful relaxing time in a place where I can see beauty all around me that makes me think of some of the true stories that remind me of how fortunate I am.
I am surrounded by people relaxing and also on holiday and enjoying their time. Yes some are thoughtless of others making a noise and playing loud music and some just being total pests. But then that is the mix of life.
A man and a young teenage boy checked in to a hotel and were shown to their room. 
The two receptionists noted the quiet manner of the guests, and the pale appearance of the boy. Later the man and boy ate dinner in the hotel restaurant. The staff again noticed that the two guests were very quiet, and that the boy seemed disinterested in his food. 
After eating, the boy went to his room and the man went to reception and asked to see the manager. The receptionist initially asked if there was a problem with the service or the room, and offered to fix things, but the man said that there was no problem of that sort, and repeated his request. 
The manager was called and duly appeared. The man asked to speak privately and was taken into the manager's office.
The man explained that he was spending the night in the hotel with his fourteen-year-old son, who was seriously ill, probably terminally so. The boy was very soon to undergo therapy, which would cause him to lose his hair. 
They had come to the hotel to have a break together, and also because the boy planned to shave his head, that night, rather than feel that the illness was beating him. 
The father said that he would be shaving his own head too, in support of his son. He asked that staff be respectful when the two of them came to breakfast with their shaved heads. The manager assured the father that he would inform all staff and that they would behave appropriately.
The following morning the father and son entered the restaurant for breakfast.
There they saw the four male restaurant staff attending to their duties, perfectly normally, all with shaved heads. 
There is always some people in life who will go the extra mile for others. I hope like me your are blessed to be surrounded by such people.
Have a wonderful day.

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