As I walked to my seat and saw you sitting by the window I instantly thought oh no here we go. I had the most selfish thought I could think….
Oh lucky me sitting next to the person with the flu or a cold. Of course how lucky can a girl be.
I turned to my Husband with a look of unhappiness and took my seat. I got out my Kindle and figured I would just pray that I didn’t end up sick.
Not once did I worry if you felt ok, worry that you might not be having a good day I just sat in my selfish thoughts.
A little while into the flight you turned and touched me. I turned and you smiled and apologized to me.
You apologized to me for taking your wig off and hoped that I wasn’t uncomfortable with your bald head.
I leaned over to tell you that hair grows back and all that matters is that you are sitting here next to me.
As you took my hand and thanked me I just sat there pondering life, my emotions and wiping back tears.
You reminded me that life is not always as it seems. That your soup, hospital mask and blanket were not because you have the flu but because your body is battling a horrible illness Cancer.
You reminded me that each of us has the opportunity to make a difference in peoples lives every day.
You reminded me that I need to slow down and appreciate each and every day.
You reminded me that I am so blessed to be healthy and happy.
But most of all you reminded me that I am human and even when the thoughts in my mind were selfish and horrible I have the opportunity to make them better.
For this I thank you with all my heart!
I thank you for making my cry during our flight while I watched you sleep.
I thank you for making me realize that each and every day we have a choice to be the person we want to be not just the person that the voice in our head tell us to be.