Among the many things I learned during the seven weeks of my flight attendant training, were passenger safety, customer service, cultural sensitivity, and how to deal with terrorists.... All very interesting and needful topics for my foray into the friendly skies. However, the lesson that helped me the most in my career and personal life was not found in the 200+ page training manual I received. Now as a mom, you may think that the terrorist training would have been the most valuable lesson (and there were days that I would have agreed with you!), but the lesson I am referring to was actually much more powerful than that. I call it my secret weapon!