This totally caught me by surprise and actually made my night. I was at one of the smaller airports in my area on my way to Calgary for the Young Women of Power Conference. My bags were on their way through the scanner. It was my turn to walk through the metal beeper machine. I made it through without any beeps this time. Yay!!
As I was waiting for my bags to go through the scanner, the feet were hurting from the heel spurs of my feet. Was looking forward to sitting down. There was no one waiting to go through the scanner. The airport security man made eye contact. He approached and said:
HIM: Are you who I thing you are?
ME: Yes, probably.
HIM: Thank you for doing what you are doing. You are my HERO!! I look up to you.
I was speechless for many seconds. No one had ever said those words in that way. I thanked him and gave him a pink Stay Strong bracelet. He thanked me and put it on.
That just made my night. Meeting random strangers who also have the courage to come up to me and say something wonderful. It’s funny, I know the people who do recognize me and don’t say anything for whatever reason. They usually end up looking down when eye contact is made and then they sneak another glance later.
My words: It’s OK to say hello. If there are no words, ask for a hug. I give them FREE!!