Last week I was on a short 2 hour flight from Orlando to Newark.
I was sitting in the aisle in the exit row. Spacious and comfortable seating.
In the raw was a child, who was not allowed to be in the emergency exit row.
The flight attendants were having a tough time shifting people around, so I volunteered to move.
As I went to the seat they moved me to, there was a little girl, seating in the middle. I would have been at the window seat, with another gentleman on the aisle seat and this little girl, not related to either of us in the middle.
I looked around and saw the mother and offered her my seat.
Mom was a bit surprised.
She was seated in the middle and it seems no one wanted to switch with her, to take a middle seat. I switched.
Here’s what happened.
I made flight attendants very happy.
The daughter was happy.
The mom was thrilled.
The dad was also happy.
Another passenger who took my aisle exit seat was happy.
I was happy to help make others happy.
What happened next?
United Airlines gave me 5,000 miles. They didn’t have to and I didn’t ask for it.
The lady who took my seat spilled soda on her and I think the guy next to her.
All things do work together for good to those who love God….Romans 8:28
The OTHER moral of the story, is that being nice to someone is NOT always easy, it’s not always convenient.
However, if all of us spend a bit more time being nice to each other the world will be a better place.
This works in business, in family and all areas of life. Be nice.