Musings from a Plane

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I wrote this blog post while on my flight to Charlotte, from Phoenix and I happened to start listening to the Avatar soundtrack on my iPod and have to say that this really was one fantastic movie soundtrack.  The orchestra really takes you through a variety of emotions and captures “wonder” and “awe” so well in audible format that I couldn’t help but smile while listening through the tracks.  Perhaps, it is because I was so fond of the movie and still consider it one of my favorite of all time that the music is so enjoyable.

Anyway, while traveling I am stuck in a plane and while others are buying meal packs, I reach down and grab a little packed sack that my wife had put together for me.  It upon seeing what is inside the little snack pack that I take a moment to appreciate just how much thought and consideration my wife has for me.

The contents of my sack included a small peanut butter sandwich, but she included a plastic knife and small jelly jar on the side.  Accompanying the PB&J she packed a custom made trail mix with craisins, seeds, peanuts, raisins and more.  Finally as a desert she included a sugar free Jell-O and a 100 calorie snack mix pack.  She had told me she packed something, but I am still amazed at how much care she put in to making sure I didn’t go hungry on the plane or that I didn’t have to buy a meal.

It’s these little considerations and items that are the meaning of love that sometimes get forgotten or taken for granted.  To have somebody in my life who cares about me enough to put such details into something so small is a great feeling.  I can honestly say I spent the majority of this airline flight just appreciating my wife for the little things, the details and considerations she does not just for me, but the whole family.

This is one of those times where I consider myself one of the luckiest people alive and I don’t want to take things for granted…ever.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: April 4, 2011 — 2:51 pm