HAPPIEST DECEMBER TO YOU ALL!
Holiday events abound ~ ‘tis the season to reignite the spirit of friendship, gratitude, and joy in your life and the lives of your loved ones.
I reflect on this often, especially during the past month of my back-to-back trips throughout Mexico.
During the hustle and bustle of this Holiday Season, it is noticeable that travel is super busy – airports are packed, security lines are long and people everywhere.
It can be hectic and stressful enough when you are healthy and well. What happens IF / WHEN your overall wellness is compromised?
I am now able to share my own personal experience of traveling with a Disability.
During the final week of my business travels, while in Guanajuato, Mexico at a conference, I experienced an accidental fall that resulted in some of the worse pain I have experienced.
Fortunately, my sister met me at the end of my travels in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
With the love, care and kindness of so many colleagues I was able to navigate my situation until I returned home.
It was the return home ‘day of travel’ that I was most concerned about. Being a travel pro, I knew what to do. This time, it was personal and for me. I contacted the airline (United) to explain the situation and that I needed wheelchair assistance all the way home. (by the way, my sister with pending knee replacement surgery, also needed assistance).
I /we received an abundance of kindness and caring by airport staff, airline staff and humans in general.
The most impressive was being met at the Houston airport as we deplaned – 2 amazing, young men who whisked us away in wheelchairs, breezed through customs/immigration with all of our luggage (a lot of luggage), through security to check-in domestically, and delivered us to our connecting gate for Kansas City. Both had a positive, fun attitude and knew how to navigate through all of the international checks/balances within the airport.
We laughed and felt so much gratitude!
Once home, a trip to the orthopedic doctor, xrays – conclusive diagnosis: plateau tibia fracture; full leg brace for 4-6 week to keep immobile.
A bummer – yes. The worse ever – no. Most definitely, a learning & humbling experience.
WHAT’S IN YOUR SUITCASE FULL OF JOY?
Sometimes just a KIND WORD is all you need to start a chain of generosity that lasts throughout the day – or maybe throughout the week.
PAYING IT FORWARD is a personal LOVE! A few thoughts: pay for the next person’s order at the coffee shop or a drive-thru. Leave a great online review for a business you love. Distribute a Starbucks gift card to the flight crew who made a positive difference for your trip.
KINDNESS while traveling – be aware of others who have challenges – Pack some patience, grace, and making a difference for someone else – it matters.
I believe that Kindness and Caring are contagious!!
THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE, AND IT WOULD BE OUR PLEASURE TO DREAM YOUR TRAVEL DREAMS & ANTICIPATED EXPERIENCES
DESIGNING A WOW CELEBRA-CATION® FOR YOU!
Wishing you peace, health, happiness & love ~ Denise, Ashley & Annika
SHOUT OUT’S FROM OUR AMAZING CUSTOMERS ~
Ashley and her team were absolutely AMAZING at helping us find our honeymoon destination. Our original resort closed due to hurricane damage and Ashley didn’t even hesitate at finding us a newer resort for the same price! You can really tell how knowledgeable they are about the resorts and the locations they are sending you to. When we got to Cancun, we were greeted with a complimentary private transfer and beer as a welcome gift from Ashley. Thank you Ashley or helping make our honeymoon the best vacation ever! We will most definately by planning our next trip with Ashley and her team! ~ Briana
Ashley and Denise are amazing. We have been using them for years now and have never been disappointed. ~ Shawn