Ripples #658: You’re the Pilot!

Ripples #658: You’re the Pilot!
For our tribe of 29,733 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.


The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you’re the pilot.
-Michael Altshuler, submitted by Pidge in Pacifica, CA


The amount of satisfaction you get from life
depends largely on your own ingenuity,
self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness.
People who wait around for life
to supply their satisfaction
usually find boredom instead.
-William C. Menninger, submitted by Brett in Madison, WI


Welcome to another new year and another new opportunity to navigate exciting possibilities. If you want to have great adventures during 2012, it will be helpful to frequently remind yourself that you are not always in control the events and people you encounter.

You ARE, however, usually in control how you RESPOND to the events and people you encounter. Your journey will be more enjoyable if you can embrace the positives and endure the poopiness with equal determination.

I’m looking forward to another year of being a flight attendant on your journey: I’ll provide refreshments in the form of weekly splashes of inspiration, and I’ll also try to help you manage any unexpected turbulence.


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