On a long flight passengers were not being served beverages or meals, because the flight was expecting turbulence. Intermittently, warnings were being given by the pilot to keep the seat belts fastened. The passengers were slowly getting scared.
And then the storm broke. The ominous cracks of thunder could be heard even above the roar of the engines. Lightening lit up the darkening skies and within moments the great plane was like a cork tossed around on a celestial ocean. One moment the airplane was lifted on terrific currents of air; the next, it dropped as if it were about to crash.
As the man looked around the plane, he could see that nearly all the passengers were upset and alarmed. The future seemed ominous and many were wondering if they would make it through the storm.
Amidst all this, the man suddenly saw a girl to whom the storm meant nothing. She had tucked both her feet beneath her and was reading a book. Everything within her small world was calm and orderly without a sign of worry and fear. While all the adults were scared to death, this marvellous child was completely composed and unafraid.
Unable to withhold his curiosity, when the plane finally reached its destination and all the passengers were hurrying to disembark, he lingered to speak to the girl whom he had watched for such a long time. Having commented about the storm and behaviour of the plane, he asked why she had not been afraid.
The sweet child replied, “Sir, my dad is the pilot and he is taking me home.”
~ Author Unknown
“What could we accomplish ourselves, if we knew others would not fail?"
~ Eleanor Roosevelt