Written by Mond Ortiz
Some people may say to you, "aren't flight attendants merely flying servants?" I understand that these people may have two intentions. First is to insult you or look down on what you are doing. Second, they are simply not really clear about what flight attendants do (the fact they used the term 'merely'). Well, don't feel insulted, instead, be happy because you are a servant, you serve others, and that alone is a great honor.
Just like you being "flying servants", our government officials, those we idolize, those we vote for, are public servants! Another, our Priests and our Pastors are our Spiritual Servants. They serve us our daily dosage of faith and they ensure that our faith and love in God are always kept strong.
When people say "flight attendants are flying servants" embrace it and be proud of it because there is no greater gift in this world but to be of service to others, in this case, your passengers. As flight attendants, your primary service to passengers is to ensure their safety and security on board. Yes that alone is a service. You also ensure their comfort. You take care of your passengers's needs on board and that is your service to them.
With your service as flight attendants to our passengers, you unite families by getting them from point A and point B safely in one piece. In the case of our OFWs leaving our country to work, you help by flying them to their jobs safely for them to provide for their families at home. To you flight attendants, your everyday task of being of service to our passengers may be an ordinary thing but to them, it may be an extraordinary thing, especially whenever you would go out of your way to ensure everything is okay.
As what King George VI said, "The highest form of distinctions is service to others."
So next time if someone would tell you "you are a flight attendant, a flying servant?" Simply tell them "yes I am a flying servant, same as our government officials are public servants. I am proud of being of service to others."
"When your dreams include service to others - accomplishing something that contributes to others - it also accelerates the accomplishment of that goal. People want to be part of something that contributes and makes a difference." -Jack Canfield