The Missed Flight
It was a typical Monday morning of June 2013. I woke up early and packed my things up the night before so as to avoid the heavy flow of traffic of Epifanio De Los Santos (EDSA) Avenue of Metro Manila.
I had a flight to catch at 11:00 AM to Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. When I left the house, my colleague called me informing me that he was trapped in traffic because of an accident along the road. Thus, he might arrive late as compared to the original time of arrival.
So I had no choice but to wait since we already agreed to go to the airport together. Minutes turned to an hour and an hour turned into hours, my colleague was still on his way. I still waited patiently, though.
Finally, he arrived and I boarded the taxi on our way to the airport, still trapped with the heavy flow of traffic. It took us another almost 2 hours just to reach the airport from the point he picked me up. We knew that we’re already late with our flight yet we still hoped they would consider our situation.
When we arrived at the check-in counter, the lady welcomed us with a “sorry face” since they’re already closed and the passengers were boarding at the moment. We talked with the manager only to get the same answer.
By the way, our other 2 colleagues were able to catch the flight since they’re coming from different locations. In order for us to continue with our purpose of going to Tuguegarao City, we ended taking the long route thus riding a bus.
Don’t Give Up Trying
If you have a plan or a dream which you’re so obsessed with, that after series of try, still, you’re not able to achieve it, just continue to try. May it be about your relationship, may it be your business, your career, a vacation, health and other concerns.
And if you finally get tired of trying, think of other ways, strategize and look at the other side of it.
Sometimes the Lord will take you to another route for you to achieve whatever it is you’re dreaming of. Yet at the end, the good news is you will still reach your destination and you’ll find yourself successful.
Just put your trust and hope in and with our Lord Jesus Christ. Seek Him all the days of your life. He cares and loves you.
Praying for you and your dreams,