This Flight Attendant Tapes Inspirational Notes To The Plane Windows For Her Passengers

Oct 14, 2015 at 3:16 pm |
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Taylor Tippett is a 22 year old flight attendant who works for American Airlines. Over the past year, Taylor has been leaving little notes with inspiring and encouraging messages written on them for her passengers to find, and documenting them on her Instagram page using the hashtag #wordsfromthewindowseat.

“I just want people to know that no matter what they’re going through, they are loved and their story and voice matters,” she told ABC News today. “At the end of the day, these may be just silly notes on the window, but if they can find hope to fight or smile and realize they’re not alone, it’s all worth it.”

 

Life has been a whirlwind of emotions. If your anything like me, you get it. You do. Life can kick you so hard in the booty sometimes. But recently (as always) life and it's little joys open up its arms and hug me when I need it most. I've struggled for so long always feeling like I needed to be wanted, invited, or that life has to open up for an opportunity for me to be able to do something that I'm striving after. Maybe it's fear. Maybe it's not letting courage run full force. But what I do know, and what I'm learning, is that I'm already invited. You & me both. We don't have to wait around to chose joy or to fight for ourselves. We don't need an invitation. Life already invites us to do it. Every single day the Lord challenges us to live a life worth something. You're already invited. I'm gonna start living like it. #wordsfromthewindowseat

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The flight attendant told ABC News that the reason behind the notes was to let people know they’re not alone, and hopefully put a smile on their face.

“I just want people to know that no matter what they’re going through, they are loved and their story and voice matters,” she told ABC News today. “At the end of the day, these may be just silly notes on the window, but if they can find hope to fight or smile and realize they’re not alone, it’s all worth it.”

Tippet also says that once she takes a picture of the note stuck to the window she typically takes it down and sticks it in random safety manuals for the passengers to come across.

“Since passengers are supposed to read the safety card, it’s nicer because they’ll realize it was intentionally left there just for them,” she said. “I also don’t want them to have any idea I left the notes, and if I left them on the window, they could suspect someone who was in the plane before they were — such as a flight attendant — left them there.”

I love this so much! We all know how much our kids love it when we leave them random notes in their lunchbox – I kind of feel like this is the adult version of that. A little bit of anonymous encouragement for your day.

 

Tippet also explains why she began to write the notes saying “I was on the back of a plane early in the morning before a flight last year just thinking and beating myself up about a lot of things,” she said. “I realized I was being so harsh and mean to myself, and so I started journaling to work through my thoughts. I then noticed a small composition pad my instructor had given me, and I realized I wanted to do take this moment and do something with it — to encourage others with what I was going through.”

Her first note was simply ‘be kind to yourself’ which I think is something many of us need to hear on a daily basis. Would you love to see something like this during one of your flights?! I know I sure would.

 

I'm learning how important it is to do so. #thatwindowseatgram

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Taylor Tippett is a 22 year old flight attendant who works for American Airlines. Over the past year, Taylor has been leaving little notes with inspiring and encouraging messages written on them for her passengers to find, and documenting them on her Instagram page using the hashtag #wordsfromthewindowseat. “I just want people to know that no […]