According to the AAA Petbook, more and more hotels are becoming pet friendly. The number of hotels allowing pets has increased 28% since 1998. Just what I need: fleas to go along with the dirty carpet, mildewed bath tub, noisy neighbors, flat pillows, loud air conditioners, and low watt bulbs. Can they do anything else to make travel more miserable for those of us who just want a good night’s sleep?
According to a USA Today/HBO poll of adults in 2006, one in five say they have an immediate relative who at some point has been addicted to alcohol or drugs. That’s approximately 40 million Americans. Not included in this survey are the kids who live with addicted parents. Huey Lewis was wrong–we don’t need a new drug.
I love a good joke. I love to laugh. Proverbs talks about laughter. According to a Norwegian researcher, those who laugh may in fact live longer. In a study of 54,000 Norwegians over a seven-year period, adults who scored in the top 25% on humor appreciation were 35% more likely to live longer. Humor is good for coping with stress. Stupid things happen. We take ourselves too seriously, and we often fail to take God seriously. We need to lighten up–on ourselves, our spouse, our kids and life in general. Life is too short to not enjoy the journey.