I heard these words in a comedy bit from Louis C.K. He has an amazing amount of fun turning his wit on people who complain about air travel. He says they completely miss how incredible it is to speed over the world at 35,000 feet.
I get it. Travel is amazing, and getting to your destination is – or should be! – a huge part of the fun. We all need a reminder of what we’re doing now and then, and how unbelievable it is that we can have breakfast at home followed by a late lunch in Hawaii. This was not possible 100 years ago. It was far more difficult and more expensive just 50 years ago.
Wish kids, though, don’t need Louis C.K. to remind them. They know this already.
Travel is vital to many of the wishes we grant. And it’s more than just a means to an end. For many wish kids, it’s the first time they’ve ever been on an airplane. For others, it’s the first time they get to fly for fun – many of them travel to meet medical specialists that offer hope in curing their medical conditions.
A flight for a Make-A-Wish experience is entirely different. The purpose is just a journey that gives a kid a glimpse of the best things in life. And it all starts with a chance to, as Louis C.K. says, “partake in the miracle of human flight.”
Not convinced? Then you’re probably not looking forward to your next flight. And you’re welcome to donate your air miles to Make-A-Wish. I promise, there are wish kids who can’t wait to experience air travel as part of their wish.