If you've been following "The Secret", or "The Tipping Point", or any other number of sources out there in the self-help industry, there's been quite a lot of talk about how our emotions aren't generated from inside of us, but outside of us...meaning we have the power to CHOOSE how and what we want to feel anytime.
Here's a stunner of a story about the boundless power of love and joy. Coutesy of David Riklan's newsletter at SelfGrowth.com
A Public Proposal: By Alan Cohen
It was after 11 p.m. -- the overbooked flight was already an hour late for takeoff, and the crowd was getting grumpy. If ever there was a chance to practice peace in the midst of annoyance, this was it.
Finally we were herded onto the plane and I settled into my seat, with hopes of getting some shuteye. As soon as we reached cruising altitude, the flight attendant's voice boomed over the P.A. system: "Ladies and gentlemen, one of our passengers would like to request your assistance with a special event he is planning when we land.
Dave in seat 17B is going to propose to his girlfriend, who is meeting him at the gate. He would like you to help him deliver some flowers to her. If 24 of you would each get one rose from Dave and give it to his lady before he gets off the plane, you can participate in his proposal. Dave will show you a photo of Heidi... to make sure the right lady gets the flowers."
Ah, what a wonderful idea! I wanted to participate, but I was seated too far from Dave to get to a rose before the other passengers. When we landed, however, I was one of the first off the plane, and I positioned myself off to the side to watch the romantic spectacle.
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