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I love red velvet cake, glitter, music, car washes, and nail polish. I am a southern belle with a hint of cajun class. Starting this blog was a challenge to do something I WANTED to do not because I HAD to.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Making it to the RITZ!

Traveling has allowed me to see some familiar faces along the way.  My cousin Martha Madden (she and my pawpaw are first cousins so you figure out the true relation) lives in Washington, DC.  If she is not in DC she spends her time in New Orleans where she has a home and office for mMaddenAssociates.  Martha is without a doubt a jack of all trades!  She has so many credentials to her name and she just keeps going!  She is starting a production company!  Madden productions...pretty cool stuff!  I had the pleasure of getting to have dinner with her while I was in DC.  We talked about our family and she filled me in on LOTS of Fletcher history which was so fascinating!  We also discussed our futures and what we had ahead of us.  The food and company that night was absolutely divine!

....the story of getting there is one worth sharing!

After a long day of workshops with the Gamma Delta Chapter at American University.  I called a cab company to pick me up and take me to the Ritz Carlton downtown DC.   Did I just say the Ritz? Why yes I did! Called the cab company and went outside (in the freezing cold weather...well freezing to me!) to wait for its arrival.  Waited for 30 minutes...called the company BACK and the receptionist's reply was, "well we have a lot of other people we are trying to get cabs for"....hmmm okay! So after 45 minutes of waiting I asked these people waiting for the shuttle how long a cab should take.  

Well thank goodness I asked the right person!  The stranger that I met (Laura) became a life saver that night.  She helped get take the campus shuttle to a stop and then find a cab from that destination.  She even offered to ride the metro with me so I could get to my dinner date!

Before I met Laura I was frustrated and irritated...soaking wet from the rain and freezing, but after her help I was so thankful and dinner turned out to be fantastic!

So lesson of the day is that you can offer your help to people in need in many different situations.  Without Laura's help I could still be out there waiting for the cab...okay well maybe not but you get the point.

Be brave help someone out that might need it.  You will be blessed in return.

"Let us lead by serving others"- who knows where that is from?

until next time...

picture quality is not the best...
thanks iPhone 4, but it works :)

1 comment:

  1. the ritz..!! ha.
    I'm tempted to google that quote . .
    It's always refreshing when someone extends their hand to you.