Respect goes both ways
I saw these words outside the local Optus store and it summed where my head was at with this week’s Tips and Hacks.
I’m not sure if I do it right every time, but it’s great when someone reaches out in the right way.
We all have something to learn, we all need a little help sometimes and we all need a friendly ear now and then.
Being respectful when camping and travelling
This is even more important when we’re out and about camping and travelling. We shouldn’t stop to judge people or dismiss that helping hand too soon.
If that hand or ear is not what you need right there and then – it might just be exactly what you want five minutes down the road or at the next campsite – or the next day or the next trip (it’s not that big of a world).
A helping hand
I remember driving into Bairnsdale, Victoria, after a long day’s drive towing the caravan. I was trying to reverse the van in and I had having a s*#t of a time doing it. A face appeared at the passenger window and he said words to the effect of “Hi. Gee, you look like you’ve had a big day. If you’re having trouble, just stop for a moment and draw a few deep breaths – I’ll help guide you back when you’re ready”. I still remember those words – they were from the park manager at NRMA Riverside Caravan Park.
Remember too that you have hands and ears as well.
As the saying goes at the moment – “We’re all in this together”.
Keep safe and be respectful.