“There is no such thing as a small act of kindness.
Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
Last week I returned home from a long trip. Exhausted. Feeling a bit behind on life. And as I dug through my many neglected emails, I came across one that warmed my heart. Nobody wanted anything! They just wanted to give their gratitude. Not necessarily to me, but to all the pilots out there. So if you fly an airplane, this is for you:
"You are all my Heroes!"
"My dad was an airman flying in the China Burma Theater. He flew the 'hump' in a converted B-24-which was a dangerous trek. When I was a kid his stories were enthralling and I always wanted to be a pilot. That never came to be and I ended up as an architect-which I love.
The flying DNA is still in my blood and I have the greatest respect for what you do, your profession and dedication. It is a joy to follow your work and I really want to just say thank-you! You and your colleagues are at the top of my list for admiration of a job well done. I never enter and exit a plane without tipping my hat to the pilots, copilots and staff. Wow, you are all fantastic.
Maybe its' odd to say, but the thing I learned from my dad is that flying is more an art than it is a job. While I hold pilots in the highest possible status regarding your profession, I will forever value the craft and artistry of flying. It is so much more than just pushing buttons, steering and following procedures. We, the public, too often take for granted your marvelous gifts and talents as you gracefully guide these machines across the sky. You make it look easy...and its' not!
Thanks again for what you do- you all are my heroes."
Thank you David!