I have a treasured ďfunny fileĒ that I collect jokes, cartoons, cards and all sorts of things to brighten my day when Iím needing a little smile. I have no idea of the author of this gem, but it deserves to be passed along.
Ten Commandments for the Traveler
Thou shalt not expect to find things as thou hast them at home for thou hast left home to find things different.
† Thou shalt not take anything, especially thyself, too seriously, for a carefree mind is the beginning of a fine tour.
† Thou shalt not let other passengers get on thy nerves for thou art paying a good price for a good time.
† Thou shalt take only one half the clothes you think you may need and twice the amount of money.
† Thou shalt be prepared with medication and the means to take it.
† Thou shalt not judge the people of another area by one person with whom thou hast trouble.
† Thou shalt not make thyself too obviously tourist. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
† Thou shalt no worry, for he that worries has no pleasure. Things are not always as bad as they seem.
† Keep thy schedule ever before thee and be prompt in following it.
† Thou art the guest and not the host, so treat the host with respect. Thus you will be treated as an honored guest.
These are wise commands. I encourage you to chisel them in stone, well, maybe cut out and save in your suitcase pocket.
Next week, Iíll share with you the Travelerís prayer!