Kindness Creates More Kindness
A friend of mine was on a return flight from Zurich, Switzerland riding in the coach section of the plane. He was sitting in an aisle seat and the middle seat beside him was empty. As the flight attendant positioned herself for the safety briefing she attempted to put her props (seat belt, oxygen mask and life vest) in the vacant middle seat. At this point, my friend smiled and said, “I can hold those things and hand them to you as you need them.” She returned the smile and said, “Oh, thank you so much.” Later, as dinner was being served, my friend ordered two glasses of wine. As he pulled out his credit card to pay for them, the flight attendant shook her head and said, “Thanks for the help.” Later in the flight, when he attempted to pay for a cognac to go with his coffee, the flight attendant once again shook her head and said, “Thanks for the help.” The lesson here is that kindness never goes unappreciated and it always creates more kindness.