It has been really frustrating not being able to fly for the last couple of months, and it may very well be a few more weeks before I get to again. What can you do?
I know, that is a little down for a site about gratitude, but I just needed to get that out.
Yesterday I got to watch some people brief before they flew and it made me so happy just to hear people talk about it. Today is a state holiday in Nevada and was also the day of my base’s Halloween party. That meant I spent the whole afternoon blowing up balloons and hanging signs and sweeping floors and whatever else we needed to do before the party.
After everything was ready I headed home to get the family where my kids forced me to put on my Star Wars footie jammies. That has nothing to do with the story I just wanted to get it out there that I have Star Wars footie jammies.
When we got back to the base and were walking into the squadron my boss that I had been helping all afternoon told my wife and kids how grateful he was for my work in setting stuff up. It was not a long conversation and not much more was said, but it was nice to have a little gratitude given for my work.
I don’t want this to sound like I live off of the praise of other people, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t appreciate it, and even enjoy it. Just because we don’t do something for the credit doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciate it when it is given.