My day started at 3:30am. It was a day of travel. I got up and out to the airport on time and walked up to the gate just as they started boarding my flight. The day was off and running.
When travel is on the docket, I can never tell how the day will go however I have always known that keeping a sense of humor is essential. I was delighted that I had not had to use it – yet.
I boarded the flight and sat down next to what appeared to be a business traveller. He had a sunny disposition and I was glad to see a friendly face. As I settled in to my seat we started talking. It was one of those chats that you continue simply to learn and understand more. As we talked I realized who I was sitting next to and this gentleman had a stellar reputation and was known as a very successful businessman. I was honored with our conversation.
We talked about areas like ethics and education. He went on to talk about his dedication to educating children and how our future depended on this area. These topics resonated for me. I was impressed by this man. Successfull businessman with a compassion for community. What a combination.
By the time we landed 2 hours later, I felt my day was complete. I had made a terrific contact and learned so much in a very short amount of time. It was one of those gratitude moments that we all savor.
Even though I left early and travel can be unpredictable, this trip was off to a fantastic start and I couldn’t be anything but grateful. It is going to be a great day! Wheels up!