“We are sorry, but our computer system is down across the entire country. No planes are leaving in any city at the present time. We cannot check any flight information, nor can we change any flights. If you are standing in line to board, you might want to take a seat.”
That statement from the airport speakers kept me and thousands of others waiting to take the next step toward our destinations.
Talk about your wings being clipped!
It is interesting to listen to the reactions in the conversations around me. People are making phone calls to let those at the end of their trips know they will be delayed.
How long? No one knows!
Children are getting restless, but for the most part spirits are still pretty good. I can’t help but wonder how long that will last, especially since the announcement came through that it could be minutes…or hours…or days.
Right now I could spend a lot of energy getting angry with the system and demand that the powers that be do something to fix it. That would do as much good as screaming into a hurricane and trying to make my voice heard. Absolutely useless!
I could pace and worry that my delay will cause those waiting for me extra trouble. Their response is out of my control, of course. I suppose I could look for a different way to fly home which seems a bit premature right now. In the present moment I decided it was a great time to write this blog.
This is a temporary pruning of my wings. But what if it was a grounding of the flight toward my dream or goal?
What would my choices be then?
I could rant and rave, railing against reality.
I could let it discourage me so much that I stay stuck and give up my dream.
I could wait it out and see if my wings grow back.
…or I could simply find another mode of travel toward that destination.
Somewhere along the journey your wings may get clipped, too. That will simply be an obstacle in your plan.
You can make a strategy right now to overcome it if you want to or you can be surprised by it and allow it to ground you.
Give it some thought.
Decide right now that you will still move toward living
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