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10/14 The Mind is a powerful Thing

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Last night, I was scheduled to fly home from a business trip in Florida. When I arrived at the airport, I was notified that it was very unlikely that I would make it home. My flight to Atlanta was so late that I would probably not be able to make my connection. Undaunted I said, "Let's give it a try." Who knows? It might work...

Fortunately my suitcase was small enough to qualify for carry on. I threw away a couple of items and went through security suitcase in tow. We were almost an hour late getting off the ground. With only a 30 minute window between flights, things were not looking promising but I kept the faith. The crew on the first plane, knowing that there were many of us who were in precarious positions, asked the passengers not making connections to stay seated so that those of us who were could go first.

I ran - oh did I run. And, I carried that suitcase up the escalator. I kept thinking, if I had my gym shoes on, I could go SOOOO much faster; and, Thank heavens I have been working out!

Ladies and Gents, they held my plane for me. That plane was completely boarded when I got to the gate, they were waiting for me.

I have never been so relieved! Had I listened to the folks at the first airport, I would not have made it home last night. They were not trying to make me stay or spoil my night, they just did not want me to be stranded in Atlanta.

I also must say that there were a whole lot of people on my plane saying, "Oh, I am sure that they will hold my flight" and "Honey, I am sure we will make it home tonight." It worked!

Plus, I was able to hustle from one concourse to another, dragging a suitcase, wearing flipflops, without passing out! WOOHOO!!

AHHHHH - my own bed and my own coffee cup!

What do you want today? I mean deep down in your guts?
Think about it. Think about it really hard.
When you figure it out, HOLD ON to it.
Believe it, Feel it, Own it.
then you will have it for sure! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TDWANDD2MYK9 10/14/2010 12:02PM

    You remained POSITIVE! Works for me too emoticon Gr8 blog! Susie

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FITXFORTY 10/14/2010 11:06AM

    Home Sweet Home!

I believe Its all working out, Flip flops and all! That IS AWESOME!

FYI: I had to get my daily dose of NOTMILK! you are Beautiful and I like you! Thanks for sharing your triumphs and thank you for reminding me to listen to my GUTS! LOVE IT!

Comment edited on: 10/14/2010 11:46:21 AM

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CITYGIRL27 10/14/2010 10:22AM

    Love it! You rock!

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CINCYDORA 10/14/2010 9:21AM

    Aaah, the power of positive thinking! I try to remember anecdotes like this when I run into obstacles and remember there is little harm in trying to overcome and so much potential for reward.

I'm glad you made it home and got to sleep in your own bed.

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TREASURINGLIFE 10/14/2010 8:24AM

    I'm so glad to hear you made it home - that's great!!!

Have an AWESOME day - I know I plan to! :)

- Michelle

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QUADCMOM 10/14/2010 7:52AM

    What a great story. Thank you.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/14/2010 7:22AM

    Glad they held the plane and you got to sleep in your own bed!

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BUBBLEJ1 10/14/2010 7:18AM

    I want to pass my assignments! It will happen!

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