Whenever I fly, I realize the flight attendants speak wisdom for life when they are sharing the safety instructions. Here are my thoughts … I’d love to know what you think.
- Put on your own oxygen mask first. This isn’t a luxury, this isn’t being selfish, this is a must. You have got to take care of yourself in order to have the energy and the stamina to serve others and live life to the fullest. Having a healthy body, mind and soul will enable you to make more of a difference in this world.
- The nearest exit may be behind you. Could it be that you have something in your past … something you thought was behind you that is holding you back? Sometimes we think we’ve put the past behind us, yet it is that very thing we need to confront in order to move beyond it. Gain a new perspective and see if there is freedom to be found in what is behind you.
- If you are in an exit row, be equipped to help others. What if we all owned that statement and acted as if we were the exit row helpers in life? We would go out of our way to help others and serve others in need. Maybe you don’t feel as if you are in a position to be an exit row helper; that’s okay, because others are. Seek them out and ask for help.
- Buckle up; it may be a bumpy ride. As much as we hope for smooth travels in the air, on land and in life, we have no guarantee of that. Buckling up means equipping yourself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Surround yourself with friends who provide the emotional support you need. Anticipate the rough patches and seek gratitude during the journey.