I am in the most amazing room on the beach in Malaysia. I came out on the lucky end of a draw when the hotel provided a “super-deluxe” in their efforts to say “thank-you” for hosting a conference. On the surface it is truly amazing. Basically it is a one-bedroom, 2 bath flat with a small kitchen, separate dining area, family space for TV/video watching, and finally a meeting spot with two couches and a coffee table. Miscellaneous extras include a bedroom larger than my first two apartments in San Francisco and a balcony with extended views of the beach.
I am not one to complain but the furnishings to reflect the saying that “it takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation; it takes knowledge to furnish its rooms with fine furniture and beautiful draperies.” (Proverbs 24.3, 4) It takes wisdom and someone who actually travels and occasionally stays in a room such as this.
Do you realize that I am in a room with no conference phone? How about a radio or CD player? Not that I need them, however given the luxury how about travel adapters for the electric outlets?
I might be a bit picky. If so it is because I have a hint of the “might”. I imagine the best combination of hotels that I am stayed at during my business travels. What would it be like if one was to combine the natural beauty of Malaysia with the service from the Taj Hotels in Madras, the understated furnishings of the Fullerton in Singapore, and the overall elegance, service, and the amenities of the Principale Savoia in Milan?
Far too often I think I have taken my life to the “best”. Do I really know how good things could be? I know that it isn’t about the money – it is all about the peace that comes from knowing you are loved, hope found in relationships, and excitement in anticipating new experiences is the discovery of life. Everything I continue to discover in the Divine.