K is for Kindness #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z
My theme for this year’s Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is Feelings and Emotions from A to Z in 55 Words. Today, K is for Kindness
My infant baby cried at top of his small but powerful lungs during the flight.
All my efforts to comfort him failed miserably.
I could hear exaggerated sighs of other passengers.
I was nervous and ready to burst into tears when my co-passenger who was sitting patiently all this while, said, “You are doing great.”
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April 13, 2015 12:12 am|
That was nice of the co-passenger!
April 13, 2015 12:13 am|
Kind of her! I bet she offered to hold the baby 🙂
April 13, 2015 12:29 am|
The world needs more kindness 🙂
April 13, 2015 3:54 am|
How wonderful Shilpa! A little kind encouragement can mean the world in moments like that. Related to my karma post today. More kindness – oh yes please-)
April 13, 2015 10:18 am|
Never underestimate kindness. 🙂
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April 13, 2015 10:20 am|
Such a thoughtful gesture. It must be so difficult to travel with a baby.
April 13, 2015 10:46 am|
I was in same situation once. My 4 month old had decided to poop on the flight. The air hostesses were not ready to hold him, cant really blame them. And flight was about to land, seatbelt sign was on, my son was howling.. But they let me clean up my son though seatbelt sign was on. That was kindness.
April 13, 2015 11:15 am|
I love it when I read about non-judgment prevailing over everything else! Love this, Shilpa 🙂
April 13, 2015 12:03 pm|
Brilliant! I loved the angst you built in so few lines, then, with kind words it dissipates. Loved it!
Sent with smiles, Jenny, Pearson Report
2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
April 13, 2015 12:28 pm|
Random acts of kindness are the best.
April 13, 2015 12:54 pm|
One of the reasons why I’m so scared of having a baby.
April 13, 2015 1:00 pm|
so nice to read your post shilpa…. I am getting a feeling; I heard this from you before… Kindness makes a lot of difference.. thanks for sharing
April 13, 2015 1:20 pm|
A little bit of kindness during tough times helps us make that transition to better times more gracefully.
April 13, 2015 2:40 pm|
I had a similar incident, here I was the encourager 🙂 We forget what happened when we traveled with little kids. Nice take on the letter 🙂
April 13, 2015 2:58 pm|
Mixed feelings! I do a lot of long haul flying and so often I’ve had sleepless journeys thanks to a crying child nearby. But wearing my other hat, I’ve taken children on board planes myself that have kept my fellow passengers awake! It’s easy to get irritated in such a confined place. Listen to me going on!! Thanks for the link Shilpa!
April 13, 2015 2:58 pm|
Its such a nightmare for moms to travel with their babies. People can be very cruel, not bothering to understand! Glad that the co passenger had some kind words to say!
April 13, 2015 3:55 pm|
I always feel bad for the parent. It’s so nice of the passenger to make her feel better.
April 13, 2015 4:33 pm|
I’m sure it makes a huge difference when parents hear these words.
April 13, 2015 4:36 pm|
I can so relate to it. Good one!!
April 13, 2015 5:19 pm|
That must have felt so comforting na? Hearing a kind word when you were having a hard time. Loved this one 🙂
April 13, 2015 5:47 pm|
What a beautiful act of kindness!
April 13, 2015 7:07 pm|
Great words to lighten the mood and sooth the ears..!!
Well written Shilpa..
April 13, 2015 9:26 pm|
Anyone who’s a parent will appreciate the kindness of such a co-passenger!
April 13, 2015 9:46 pm|
I have traveled a lot in planes. I will tell one thing. When a baby cries in the plane, the other passengers won’t mind if the mother/father tries to calm the baby. I said “tries” to calm the baby. Some parents do not even make any attempt to calm the baby and they will be doing their own business like reading or listening to music. That is when the fellow passengers get irritated.
April 13, 2015 10:09 pm|
I have personally experienced this when I was on a 16hour flight to India with my 1 year old. Thank god for such kind, non judgmental souls.
April 13, 2015 10:19 pm|
Those few words of compassion and kindness would have sent me over the edge…I would be bawling like a fool all over that kind person! Lol! Loved this. Looks like you are killing the A-Z. Maybe I will have my act in gear next year for the A-Z and participate. This year, I am good to cheer you on from the wings. YAY Shilpa, you got this! ♥
April 13, 2015 10:49 pm|
How sweet of her! Those little gestures make up tough times like these. Glad she was there by your side 🙂
April 13, 2015 11:07 pm|
That is kind indeed. I could have done with a co-passenger like that one when my kids were young. My daughter would cry through the flight and my son would refuse to be still. Such a nightmare.
April 13, 2015 11:25 pm|
awww so sweet! It makes such a difference to one’s life nah? 😀
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April 13, 2015 11:30 pm|
Sometimes, it’s just that one person who can help us to continue trying 🙂
April 14, 2015 12:03 am|
I can so relate to this! I try and practice this type of kindness often, because a lot of people have shown it to me when Baby-G was a crying nonstop kind of baby. Got such a happy feeling after reading this post, so thank you 🙂
April 14, 2015 2:46 am|
A kind gesture, a simple word, a helping hand, would make the world a much better place!
April 14, 2015 10:00 am|
aww, sometimes a few kind words is all one needs.
April 14, 2015 10:30 am|
It’s a thing I dread having experienced 2 flights single-handedly with baby. 🙁 It is a nightmare but then you don’t need to feel so bad about yourself. Unfortunately only some people are kind enough to boost our low self-esteem at a crucial time. Great one ! 🙂
April 14, 2015 1:17 pm|
Hopefully the co-passenger was not only sincere in the comment, but also did something to help the mother out! 😉 <3
April 14, 2015 6:03 pm|
Such passengers are rare to see 🙂
April 15, 2015 9:59 pm|
In such few words a great truth is depicted.beautifully.