I live in St. Louis, MO, but my heart and soul hang out at the beach. I am a multi-genre, award winning writer and speaker. I am a seasoned pre-k teacher, on line writing instructor, wife, mother, Nana to eleven. Hopefully, something I say will make you smile, further your writing career, or inspire you to write from the heart, too.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Making an impression
Spring break is over. It's back to work tomorrow,
and I need a vacation from vacation. More about our adventure on tomorrow's post. Today I
want to tell you about some people who impressed me.
We drove to New Orleans and spent the night at Quality
Inn in Gretna, Louisiana where I met two
of the nicest women.
Carnella Jackson and Michelle Walls are the most personable
hostesses in charge of the breakfast bar.
I've always heard that God puts us where he needs us
to be, so we can impact
These women are probably
like most of us. Who wouldn't like a better
job, one perhaps with more prestige, or
a title, and for sure more money? But let me tell you, they
are hostesses with the mostest!
In life, you are either a morning person, or you are
You either like your job, or you do not.
You enjoy people, or people annoy you.
I imagine Carnella and Michelle must havemixed emotions each Sunday as they prepare
breakfast for guests who are ready to leave for a cruise to the Tropics. I'm
sure some guests are haughty, some are appreciative, and someare kind, or not.
Carnella and Michelle are so personable, professional and inspirational!
Michelle is a morning person...and probably an afternoon
and evening person, too. She greeted guests with exuberance and humor. How nice
it was to see a friendly face, to be engaged in conversation and to laugh at
her lively antics.
Carnella was sweet and seemed less of a party person than the "live
wire." Once I engaged her in conversation I could tell she is a
spiritual person. I shared with her that I had been published in Gloria Gaynor's
book, We Will Survive. I told her how
Ms. Gaynor, who was once a party animal, says she has turned her life over to
Jesus and is a changed person.
with me that we must lead our children down a spiritual path. Even if they veer
off as they try to find themselves, they usually return to the foundation we
I want to say THANK YOU to two of the most hospitable women
in the hospitality industry who made an impression on me.
Please return tomorrow for a recap of our vacation from well... not heaven.