Friday, August 24, 2012


Big Boy restaurant

     Who remembers the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at Shoney's?  Yes, I know, my mouth is watering too.  Well this picture reminds me of a story about not always having it your way.
     One Saturday morning in Springfield, we were going to go out for breakfast.  I wanted to go to Village Inn [great omelettes] and Marc wanted to go to Shoney's.  He let my pick be the chosen restaurant.  It was good and we both enjoyed it, until the next day.  I saw on the news that a worker at Village Inn was diagnosed with hepatitis A.  Oh great?!  So everyone that had eaten there the day before had to go get a preventative shot down at the health department.  We went and thankfully never got sick.
      So that is a lesson on not insisting that your idea is the best idea.  Sure there was no way for us to have known but I'm sure we probably ignored a little nudge towards Shoney's, or I did anyway.  I think we often ignore little warnings in life because we want to do what we want our way.  I believe the Holy Spirit guides us but we choose to heed that direction or not.  Hindsight often pats us on the back for listening or kicks us in the rear for not listening.  Jesus said, 'Follow Me' but Sinatra sang 'I Did It My Way' choose?