It can drive my husband crazy sometimes, but I’m a people watcher. When we are traveling, I love watching interactions between families and striking up conversations with new people. Everyone has an interesting story or journey that they are on. I’ve met families in hotels that are staying there while a loved one is in a nearby hospital or while they are waiting for their house to be built. We’ve met people that are on their first family vacation or are in town to run their first marathon. Everyone has a story and we just may not know it yet.
Below is a video of Scott Rigsby, a man who became handicapped at a young age and who suffers from depression. He somehow ended up staying at a Holiday Inn for years and years. The kindness of the staff turned his depression around and he started to look upon the brighter side of life. Now, he’s training for a race – the Ironman – and has a lust for life – thanks to that one, prolonged, holiday.
I was so touched by Scott’s story and how he came to be a man that was down to this extraordinary man who is an inspiration to all. On the journey to the extraordinary there is always a Holiday Inn hotel. Holiday Inn isn’t just like any other hotel chain – they make the extra effort for their guests because they also know that everyone has a story and everyone is on a journey.
Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Holiday Inn, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.