☀ A Surprise Helicopter Ride

AND Dad's Text Brings Tears To Daughter-In-Law

Inhale the present, exhale the past.

Now, let your breath guide you back to the present moment, where peace and mindfulness reside.

Thank you for reading today’s edition of Grateful Gazette 😌

Here’s what to know for Friday:

  • World travelers gift a security guard a helicopter ride

  • Larger brains may offer protection against age-related dementia

  • Dad’s heartfelt text brought tears to future daughter-in-law


Chantel Wright and Paige Goldstein are two twenty-somethings living the dream of working remotely while trotting the globe.

One day, they struck up a conversation with Kasa, the cheerful security guard watching over their apartment complex.

As travel tales often do, the discussion drifted to helicopters.

That's when Kasa revealed a surprising fact - he'd never set foot on a helicopter, or even a plane, for that matter!

Now, when opportunity knocks, you open that door wide!

Chantel and Paige cooked up a plan. On Kasa's next day off, they whisked him away to a helipad for an epic surprise - a helicopter ride over the stunning sights of Cape Town!

You can just picture Kasa's face lighting up like a Christmas tree as they soared above his beloved hometown.

From his infectious smile to his exclamations of wonder, it was clear that this experience was etching itself into Kasa's memory bank for life.

As they glided through the clouds, Kasa even played tour guide, pointing out familiar landmarks like a seasoned pro. And when they circled over their own apartment building, it was a moment of full-circle magic.

For Chantel and Paige, this wasn't just a joy ride; it was a chance to give back to someone who makes travelers' lives a little brighter every day.

And as they clinked glasses in celebration afterward, Kasa declared that this day would be etched in his memory forever, a tale he'd eagerly share with his future grandkids.

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Im the luckiest!!! My future in laws are the best ever 🥰

Doug Rudolph’s viral text brought tears to his future daughter-in-law's eyes.

After his viral text, he planned another tear-jerker at Mia Amabile and Alex Rudolph's engagement bash.

During the main event, Doug and Nina's heartfelt speech stole the show.

Starting with Mia's perfect fit in their family, he reminisced about Alex's supposed genius at 2 years old. "Trust me, he's no genius," Doug would jest.

Yet, seeing Alex find his "once in a lifetime jewel" in Mia, Doug admitted that maybe his dad was onto something after all.

As Doug wrapped up his speech, he teased with promises of taking the party "up a couple levels" before the night ended with a dazzling fireworks display.

Caught in a whirlwind of emotions, Mia confessed to being "obviously a sob fest." 

And so, with hearts full and eyes misty, Mia and Alex's journey to the altar continues, buoyed by the love and support of their adoring families.

Today, let's ditch the multitasking madness and dive into single-tasking.

Single-tasking is all about focusing on just one thing at a time.

Whether it's savoring a delicious snack without scrolling through your phone or giving your homework your full attention without getting distracted by TikTok dances (we've all been there!), single-tasking is where it's at.

So, take a deep breath, clear your mind, and embrace the magic of doing one thing at a time.

You got this!

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