EVERYONE IS IMPORTANT
Air Commodore Vishal was a Jet Pilot. In one of his combat missions, his fighter plane was shot and destroyed by a missile. He however ejected himself and parachuted safely. He won acclaims and appreciations from many.
After five years, on a special day, he was out with his wife in a restaurant having a nice time. A man from another table came to him and said "You're Captain Vishal ! You flew jet fighters. You were shot down!"
"How in the world did you know that and who are you?" asked Vishal.
"I packed your parachute, that same one you used that day, i was so grateful i did when i heard what had later happened." the man smiled and replied.
Vishal gasped in surprise and gratitude and thought if parachute hadn't worked, I wouldn’t be here today.
Vishal couldn't sleep that night, thinking about that man. He wondered how many times I might have seen him and not even said 'Good morning, how are you?' or anything because, he was a fighter pilot and that person was just a safety worker"
So friends, who is packing your parachute?
Everyone has someone who provides what they need to make it through the day.
We need many kinds of parachutes when our plane is shot down – we need the physical parachute, the mental parachute, the emotional parachute, the spiritual parachute & the Financial Parachute.We call on all these supports before reaching safety.Sometimes in the daily challenges that life gives us, we miss what is really important.
We may fail to say hello, please, or thank you, congratulate someone on something wonderful that has happened to them, give a compliment, or just do something nice for no reason.
As you go through this first month of the year and if possible, beyond, recognize the people who pack your parachute.
I just want to THANK Everyone who Packed my parachute in 2017 one way or the other - through your words, deeds, prayers. Cheers For 2018.... Thank you all and God bless you. Hope to get more of your prayers, care and support in 2018. Wish you all a very blessed & blissful Journey through the new Year.