December 14, 2018
Looking at the many advantages of traveling First Class vs Economy Class, this story warms the heart even more. Imagine the joy of a mother with a very sick baby, supposed to travel economy class, getting the opportunity to travel First Class because a kindhearted stranger thought she deserved that seat more than he does.
Kelsey Rae Zwick was flying from Orlando to Philadelphia with baby Lucy so she could be treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In a Facebook post Kelsey said she had boarded the American Airlines flight with Lucy, and they were making themselves comfortable when they were approached by a flight attendant.
They were informed there was a passenger in first class who wanted to swap seats. Kelsey believed the kind stranger had seen her pushing the buggy and carrying an oxygen machine for Lucy - who has a chronic lung condition. Kelsey said she was unable to hide her emotions, and was reduced to tears by the gesture.She said she did not have the opportunity to thank the man, so hopes to get in touch with him on social media. Kelsey wrote: "To the man in 2D. Today you were travelling from Orlando to Philly” she started her post. “I don’t know you, but I imagine you saw us somewhere. I was pushing a stroller, had a diaper bag on my arm and also lugging an oxygen machine for my daughter.
"We had smiles on our faces as we were headed to see her ‘friends’ at CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). “We pre-boarded the plane, got cozy in our window seat and made jokes to those around us about having to sit by my yelling-but-happy baby. "The flight attendant came over and told me you were waiting to switch seats. You were giving up your comfortable, first class seat to us.”Kelsey said she "can't wait" to tell Lucy about the act of kindness one day.She added: "Sooo... thank you. Not just for the seat itself but for noticing."For seeing us and realizing that maybe things are not always easy. For deciding you wanted to show a random act of kindness to US. It reminded me how much good there is in this world."
Now if you have stories like these please share them with us or send me an email. I would love to hear from you.
May you be in a position to do a kind deed to someone else.
Be safe and enjoy your day.Annemarieannemarie@astitchahalf.com
December 15, 2018
This was such a touching story and so appreciated you sharing this … I remember when my dear husband was suffering with prostate cancer, we had the opportunity of going to New Zealand and was put right at the very back of the plane where it was almost impossible for my husband to get to the bathroom with his condition, the flight attendant wasn’t terribly helpful when we asked if he could be moved closer, no response but a passenger heard our plight and swapped seats with us and he sat at the very back, made it a much more comfortable trip for us.
December 14, 2018
It’s the christmas spirit that is spreading…. Best wishes for little Lucy’s health. May she recover and live a very happy live!
December 18, 2018
It is wonderful to share another "feel good" story with you. This time it is from South Africa, a land with a history of racial prejudice.
A young motorist has heaped praise on two Good Samaritans via social media after a punctured tyre left him stranded on his way to Bethlehem in the Free State. The opening line of his post starts with: "You'll never find a beautiful country like South Africa. "On my way to Bethlehem from Potch, I got a puncture and I was driving a friend’s bakkie (pickup), taking some stuff home.
"I was so excited to go home that I even forgot to check if the car had everything, only to find the car doesn’t have a car jack and a wheel spanner," Neville Manchu said in his Facebook post on Friday. ...
December 04, 2018
I have wonderful memories of the family making jam when the peach season was at its height. We had many Yellow Cling Peach trees in our garden and they would yield buckets full of delicious peaches. And this is where my trip down memory lane begins.
On a specific day the family would pick these bucket fulls of peaches and take them to the veranda. There we sorted the peaches for jam or to be laid into Mason jars. The peaches for jam had to be peeled and sliced. Then it was off to the pots to boil for hours.
November 29, 2018
We all face hard times at one stage or another in our lives. And it is very difficult to be positive when you are negative. So why not create a "Gratitude Journal" to help you change negativity into a positive attitude when you need it most? A gratitude journal is a diary of things for which one is grateful. Gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives.