SELFLESS.

I shared this post regarding a deaf blind man the other day, highlighting how *SELFLESS* this young lady was. I was then made aware of a twitter thread posted by Rebecca Cokely, who is apparently an US disability activist.

And so on…. (do read the full twitter thread)

It is somehow expected that airlines (and hospitals) employ appropriately trained staff to assist, especially, those who happen to have communication issues. Otherwise, they, the customers, should not be travelling.

Errrrrmm….

My sister, who has worked for an airline and is highly experienced in customer services, has this to say, in response.

Valid points but if he was happy / confident to travel alone that’s his choice? In an ideal world every flight would have flightcrew representing every spoken language and all means of communication; plus a doctor for any medical emergencies. That’s not going to happen (but technology is becoming advanced enough to help), so second to this ideal it would be nice to think that an airline would be able to include a deafblind communicator crew member on his booked flight, but this would presumably restrict his choice of when he travels (much like only being able to see captioned performances at a particular show twice a year). If this isn’t a reality, it leaves us with the situation we have today, employees and fellow travellers who do the best that they can.

If the concern is primarily consent – there is a lovely video of an interview he (Tim Cook, the man in the viral video) has done –

I also came across this which is the other extreme. Sad to see this had happened –

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/deaf-blind-man-is-hauled-off-easyjet-flight-over-safety-fears-1-4413794/amp

Why is it so hard for people to just let it be? It is, to quote my friend, “miserable shits” in society who make it so difficult, for certain people to get by these days.

A drop of kindness goes a very long way… There is no harm at all, in going above and beyond.

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

 

A Time For Giving

Giving is the key to happiness.
Giving is the key to happiness.

On this festive day, we have chosen to remember the children, families devastated by war and donated two extra large laundry bags full of our clothes, shoes and blankets. All just for them.

May they receive it well, finding some solace and hope in it.

‘Tis (always) a time for giving… 🙂

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

A Good Slap Needed

Often the “richest” (in the ways of life) and most generous are those who do not have any money.

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Everywhere I look these days it is about money, money, money. It is sad.

Whatever happened to knowing the value of being happy and doing things out of the goodness of your hearts without any expectations in return?

Where is the passion and love for the things u want to do instead of being driven by the £££’s?

Some people have nothing in the world yet they are the happiest and some people do not know how lucky they are yet they are the saddest.

People forget that without water, life cannot exist. This makes water far more precious than money.

Spoilt beings need a good slap these days to see what they are taking for granted.

Be grateful!

~ SJ (Sara Jae)