"Brace for Impact" Post

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Yesterday, while checking my email, I came across a short (less than 5 minutes) video on "Ted Talks, Ideas Worth Spreading" at Hulu. Remember the disabled US Airways plane that was landed safely in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009, captained by Chesley Sullenberger (Sully) saving everyone on board? Well, this video is from one of the passengers and I found it very moving. 

It's titled "3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed" by Ric Elias . It reiterates what really matters, what's really important in life. It's the stuff we've all heard and read about before but the urgency of his unique perspective is so eloquently spoken...so moving. I've bookmarked it and plan to view it every few days. Gives one pause from the constant frenzy we've come to know as life. I hope you'll enjoy it!

"It all changes in an instant. Don't postpone anything. Choose to be happy."

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Blogger Michelle said...

That was an amazing video, Christine. I have gone through sort of a change and have gotten rid of all my negative thinking and am appreciating each and every moment that I have on this earth. In doing that it's amazing how less stressed I feel and how happy I am. Thank you for coming by to say hi...I have missed everyone so much. I was so happy to see your comment. I hope you are doing well and wonderful! Hugs to you! :)

11/9/11, 9:34 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

That was amazing and also chilling at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

11/10/11, 4:16 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Michelle, thanks for commenting and glad you liked the little video. Happy to hear you're feeling better! Getting rid of negative thinking/energy is not easy, I'm still working on it :) The end result is so worth it!
Joanne, I love finding things like this, it really makes me pause and re-think my priorities. Thanks for commenting! I agree, chilling. My dad had a similar story...back in the late 1950's he was in a commercial aircraft, plummeting and he said the one thing that stuck in his brain was "I won't get to see my children grow up". I'll never forget the look on his face when he told me about this, you could see he was back in the moment. Very unforgettable.

11/10/11, 11:47 AM  

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