On my flight home from Mexico last night, I ordered a Baileys & coffee and asked the flight attendant if she would be so kind to reach my bag (with my wallet) in the overhead bin so I could pay for the Baileys
The lady next to me — who up until now had been quiet— chimed in “Oh!! Baileys & coffee sounds so good! I think I’ll have one too!!!
Me: “Yes girl! Treat yourself! I think you should join me”
Lady: (pulling out her credit card and handing it to flight attendant ) “Since I’m technically still on vacation, I’ll not only have that bailey’s but I’m going to buy hers (mine!) too since she had such a great idea— so don’t bother reaching for her bag”
Me: “omg, that’s so nice!! Thank you!”
Flight Attendant: “You know, that is so nice!! And kindness should be rewarded— so I’m just going to comp both of you and give you the baileys & coffee for FREE! Enjoy”
The rest of the flight, we drank our coffee and chatted up a storm!! She’d been in Mexico on a yoga retreat, was a military spouse/mom of teenagers— I told her all about me and all things LIGHTbeamers.
Kindness opened the door for us to learn each other’s story!
Kindness is just so simple.