Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Gift of Giving

"In realizing the gifts..I was born with, I.. realize.. by sharing them - I'm gifting a part of myself for all humanity to share."
 - Eleesha

This happens to be one of my favorite quotes from Eleesha, because we live in a world of give and take.  As much as I feel guilty of taking from others, I try and replace that with giving all my time and talent that I have to offer.   

As prepare to bring Chapter 39 to a close, and prepare to start writing Chapter 40 of my life today at 2:10 p.m. EST, I remember this purpose quoted above, to keep sharing what I have to offer for others even more so - like I have been for so long.  I am very thankful to have so many gifts that have been given to me, such as 

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Talents
  • The ability to have a moral conscience to discern right from wrong.

and last but certainly not, least - what I, and what most if not, all of us take for granted - 

  • The ability to wake up each morning and taking our first breath of the day.  To realize that we are alive to have one more day here on Earth to accomplish so, so much in this world of give and take.  To share our gifts to others.  Time is short - the time is now.

One of the greatest gifts besides life and family that have been given to me is aviation - due to my passion for it and even for my non-aviation friends, they know how much I love to share it.  To get people excited to fly.  It also is highly ironic to note that my birthday landed on 3-7-77 to which on a later and separate date, the Boeing 777-300ER came to take off for the first time.

Born To Fly

Let your talents and passions take off and share them with others.  You never know where, what, or who they will land on or with.

Noting other March 7th birthdays that have given, and to some, continue to give us their talent, and for one in particular, a pleasure to our taste buds:

  • The Oreo Cookie
  • Maurice Ravel (French Impressionist Composer)
  • Bryan Cranston (Walter White - "Breaking Bad")
  • Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly-Halpert - "The Office")
  • Wanda Sykes, Comediene 
  • Dr. Luther Burbank, Scientist
  • Will Hill III, NFL Football Player (Free Agent)
  • T.J. Thyne (Dr. Jack Hodgins - "Bones")
  • Taylor Dayne, 80s-90s Pop Vocalist, Reality TV participant

Make for yourself a pleasant and productive day.

Friday, February 17, 2017

She's on her way!


It's Friday and the weekend is here.  And yes, Darby is on her way for another visit.  I see her flight on the stormy horizon which will be coming to our West Michigan mailbox soon.  A flight, we have been waiting for, for a very long time.

We are proud to say, that we've made an extra room for her in our library among the series next to "Flight For Control", "Flight For Safety", "Flight For Survival" and  next to the motivational work "Flight To Success: Be The Captain of Your Life."

Also sitting in our office library is "I Am Awesome! The ABCs of Being Me" a children's book which not only will be sitting in our office library, but in the library of some of the local elementary schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

"Flight for Sanity" has just been released, but to get the full effect of it, it is highly recommended to read the first three in the series.  For sure, leaving a comment of each of the novels for Karlene on Amazon is a must!  

It's the weekend and there is a lot of reading (and reviewing) to be done!  See you in the skies!



Thursday, February 16, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Yuval Cohen's Story

If you have seven minutes to spare, please, by all means, allow him to put motivation into your Monday.

Have a great week, (Shavua Tov) everyone!


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Second To The Right

Zach Neuman

Genre: Fantasy
Rating 5 Stars

To the other orphans, it was paradise.  To David, it was a prison.  Behind the dark walls and black bars where Latin might as well have been the official language, David knew that his fate was sealed with a seal that he knew he had to break and break quickly.  He was determined to see the sunlight that was being blocked by the walls of St. Augustine's.  Father Kenneth gave him the throttle for his plan to escape - to take off.

What lay outside of those walls he was trapped behind was an unforgiving world to which he would have to learn new skills in order to survive.  Skills which in his wildest dreams he never thought he would never have to learn, nor use.

What was most enjoyable about this book is the fact that the story about David's determination relates to many aspects of some of my personal life journeys.  Some of these journeys I have written about before, others, I will leave to your imagination as to what they might be..

Second To The Right is a story of determination, and the will to do anything it takes to achieve what is your inner self.  It was once said, "You have to know where you come from in order to know where you are going."  The most exciting adventure in life is to use what we've learned through our personal struggles to go out and soar against all odds such as an airplane soaring off the ground as the head winds hit its wings.  How can you achieve?  By doing this and to believe... that anything is possible.

This novel is not only a story about an orphan who wanted nothing more than to break barriers, but also show others his capabilities and urge others to show theirs.  This book was an inspiration to me personally as I was able to reflect on personal life achievements and to use it as a tool to open my inside conscience up and think of the possibilities in which I can create new and exciting adventures.   Take this message with you into the week, if not, the months, and years ahead.

With this in mind, I wish that Zach will take his valuable time, effort, and abundant talent in which he took to write this outstanding novel and to expand, to carry on to create many more worlds, characters, and that he has already brought to us for us to escape reality and enjoy.  Most of all, I wish to thank Zach very much for taking us out of this Earth into a new world where there is not only always a way, but where there's always a way to have an unbelievable adventure.

See you in the sunlight!


Monday, January 30, 2017

Better Late Than Never

It's the first end of the month for the new year of 2017.  As the phrase goes, "better late than never."  We saw a 2016 pass us by that was turbulent with much loss.  Loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, loss of pretty much everything in between... even our sanity.  The souls we've lost could never be replaced, however, 2017 is going to bring promise because I always love to think that when we loose, we always have something better to gain in order to replace it.  Whenever there is a sunset, there will also be a sunrise.

I am personally looking forward to what 2017 will bring: high flight time, many viola practice sessions, this summer and being able to get out and enjoy nature, perhaps a trip up to Interlochen, Michigan where I used to work every summer after high school.  Out of all, I am looking forward to the optimism that 2017 will bring.  Not only how many doors are hiding behind 2017, but how many will open, because, opportunity will always be knocking.

I hope you all see a year of optimism and opportunity.  To gain as much as you can from life out of this year.  Not only to speak your dreams, but to take action to your words so that your spoken dreams can become your greatest realities.  

Thank you to all of my readers for your all of your support in 2106 and I wish each and everyone of you a successful, healthy, and optimistic 2017 ahead!


Monday, August 22, 2016


Anything that annoys you is teaching you patience.
Anyone who abandons you is teaching you how to stand on your own two feet. 

Anything that angers you is teaching you forgiveness and compassion. 

Anything that has power over you is teaching you how to take your power back.  

Anything you hate is teaching you unconditional love. 

Anything you fear is teaching you courage to overcome your fear.
Anything out of your control is teaching you how to let go.

Life is a lesson.  Passing the exam is up to us.

Take to this Monday with the lessons above.  Do your homework no matter how long it takes.  Passing the test will be one of the greatest achievements you will ever accomplish.