Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Are You Captain Sully?

The other morning I strode into the motel looking for two nieces suddenly in town for a funeral. Perhaps it was my delight in seeing them as I went to their table in the breakfast area that prompted a couple of patrons to approach us.

“Are you Captain Sully?” one asked. Whoa, I thought. Where’d that come from? I replied that I was not the celebrated Pilot of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, but was flattered to be thought so. They returned to their table and I embraced the two California moms and school teachers. I then had the pleasure of meeting the not-quite-one-year-old son making his airline and motel debut. The grand-nephew (is that a term?) seemed as tickled to see me as I him.

It had been several years since I’d visited these two remarkable ladies. It was certainly a breakfast treat and I suppose I was beaming a bit. As noted in an earlier post, 2010 launched a plateful of “Purple Bracelet” opportunities. But, for the moment, delight. Perhaps it was their unexpected visit that kicked this writer into a better stride that morning. Certainly something was new and improved.  No, I’m not Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. But I could play him on television...

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