It is Saturday. The day after the ‘really big shew’ and I am content.
It is Saturday. The day I’ve specifically set aside to celebrate heroes.
I am in Vancouver. My daughter performed last night, and she was amazing! She is a hero, or as one of her friends said, ‘a rock star!’
Yesterday, the airport was busy at 7 in the morning. Travellers trying to get ahead of the weekend activities catching early flights to visit family, friends, new places, far away lands. People strode purposefully through the terminal, some wandered as if lost. I flew WestJet — they truly are amazing. I’d checked-in online so had my boarding pass, but dislike intensely dragging a suitcase with me so had one bag to check. The line-up was long and ‘serpenty’. WestJet employees walked throughout the crowd, asking people if they needed help, directing them to that line or this one, keeping the wave of humanity on the move, flowing. What could have been a grumpy, heavy atmosphere was light and airy. Purposeful.
WestJet ground attendants and flight attendants are heroes!
In Vancouver, I took the CanadaLine into the core where Alexis was meeting me at the Yaletown terminal. With each step towards the inner city from the airport, the train car got more and more crowded. In front of me, a young man sat, headset covering his ears, listening to his music. At one stop, an older woman got on, he promptly jumped up and offered her his seat. As I got off the car I stopped to comment, “That was nice of you to that,” I said. And he smiled.
That young man is a hero!
As Alexis and I walked from her apartment to Cardero’s where we were meeting a friend for lunch, we stopped to take a photo by a pretty water feature in a park along the way. A woman walking her dog approached and asked if she could take our photo. I got to hold her dog and Alexis and I laughed as she took the photo. Now…. I’d post it right now except I haven’t downloaded to her computer. Tomorrow! Stay tuned
The event where Alexis sang last night was a fundraiser for the Canadian Olympic Sailing Team. Organized by members of the Vancouver Yacht Club, it was a fun event with a good cause. The organizers, those who turned out in support and those who donated auction items, as well as the Yacht Club which staged the event…
You are all heroes!
It was a good day yesterday — a good week, but I’ve left my computer at home and don’t have my file of ‘heroes’ that I compile during the week — so this one is all about in the moment events!
Have a wonderful day. I know I will — we’re off to Granville Island and the the Vancouver Art Gallery. Perfection!