You know how you have those light bulb moments? Those “Ah HA” moments that life blesses us with?
As most of you know, I
am was terrified of flying. Always have been. I fly several times a year. I begin to worry about 2-3 days beforehand, palms sweat, stomach does back flips. It really is was an issue for me. BIG issue!
While I was on my MUCH dreaded flight from Huntsville to Baltimore last night, I had the pleasure of sitting next to two amazing women, Grace (who is also fearful) and Christina, an FBI Profiler. Boy did she have her work cut out for her. 🙂
The turbulence was rough….worse than I’d had in quite some time. As I called our “Kumbaya” moment, we all held hands. Christina was doing her best to distract Grace and I. (We were REALLY feeding off of each others fears). As Christina began to speak softly to us both, we began talking about dreams. Her dream is to become a Realtor, of all things. That was all I needed to hear.
Dreams are Your Friend
I asked “Christina “why” aren’t you a Realtor, if that’s you dream? You can do anything you choose to do, if you believe it. Life is far too short, live your dream!” We spoke at lengths about positive affirmations and the power behind our thoughts. All 3 of us were in agreement that we CAN achieve anything, if we TRULY believe it.
As we got off the plane, we all stood embracing each other. Grace was on her way to her youngest Brother’s funeral..he was only 43. Grace wept as she told us all how thankful she was to have had us on her flight…as if it were meant to be. We all agreed, it couldn’t have been better.
But Nothings Beats Friends and Family
After gathering our luggage and saying our goodbyes, I began my adventure on my own. The light bulb came on…I had my AH HA moment. I am no longer afraid to fly. I am choosing not to be. Life is too darn short to sweat the things I can’t control. Damn…why didn’t I figure this out 30 years ago?
My husband says I’m afraid to fly because I can’t control it…he says if I was flying the plane, there would be no issue, lol. He’s right! I was also scared to death thinking about getting on a train today. Again, control. I’m on that train right now and loving it. The bumps. swaying and rattling don’t bother me a bit. Why? I’m choosing to enjoy it! This is BIG for me. BIG!
Life is short my friends and we are all reminded every day. Choose your emotions…Choose to use your life to change others. Choose to love, laugh and be positive. I sure am 😉