**DISTRACTIONS!

Distraction(s)Sitting here pondering a great many things today.

There is something that has become abundantly clear.

We currently live in a Western Culture that is FULL of distraction(s).As we travel and move forward on this journey we call LIFE!

And we discover why we are here and why we were born, we begin to move towards that, only to discover there are forces and things in this world designed to keep you from achieving that dream and or that goal.

The dictionary says this of distraction(s):

1 : the act of distracting or the state of being distracted; especially : mental confusion <driven to distraction by their endless chatter>

2 : something that distracts : an object that directs one’s attention away from something else <turned off her phone to limit distractions>

<One created a distraction while the other grabbed the money.>; especially : amusement <a harmless distraction>

<a book of word puzzles and other distractions>Definition of distraction for English Language Learners

  • : something that makes it difficult to think or pay attention
  • : something that amuses or entertains you so that you do not think about problems, work, etc.
  • : a state in which you are very annoyed or upset

Have you discovered your purpose in life?

I really like this quote:I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us.

When you develop that and you believe in yourself and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose, I believe you can rise up out of any situation.

~Joel Osteen

As you continue to move forward on YOUR Journey, work to keep your focus and work to not get distracted by the noise of this world.

Rather, be a person that can be a change agent in this world, one who can be considered a light house in the storms of life, one that will be there to help guide his fellow man as they discover their purpose in life.

Just some points to ponder.

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The phone won’t stop ringing and everyone singing Same one way rate as last year It’s the most wonderful time of the yearIt’s the hap-happiest season of all

Your planes AOG Please don’t be mad at me I am just the dispatcher on-call It’s the hap-happiest season of all

Outside it is freezing

My Captain is sneezing

Please don’t be sick today

The lead Pax just called

His passport is lost

Tell the crew he’s on his way.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Does Santa pass ARGUS

The forecast is horrid

We will deice his sleigh have no fear

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Your plane has diverted

Crisis averted

Flightaware has a glitch after all

But your catering is missing

The passenger hissing

Don’t worry we stock alcohol

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

TEB delays are mounting

Clients ask for discounting

We just departed, your passengers cheer

It’s the most wonderful time

Yes the most wonderful time

Oh the most wonderful time OF THE YEAR!!!!!

Wishing you ALL THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS!

Note: a Fellow Aviator Posted this today. I thought it was great!

Christmas This Year (2018)

Hello All,sitting here pondering all the people that I have spoken to this year about Christmas. So many, including myself, just *NOT* that excited about the Christmas Season this year.

And I have found that to be strange. Some thoughts on this Season:“It’s that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas?

Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, turkey dinners with family and friends, snow in the yard, stockings hanging in the living room, and shouts of “Merry Christmas” to those who pass us in the streets? Is this really Christmas?

For many people, Christmas is a time of sorrow. They don’t have the extra money to buy presents for their children, family, and friends. Many are saddened at Christmastime when they think of their loved ones who will not be able to come home for various reasons.

Turkey dinners may be only a wish and not a reality for some.Yet, Christmas can be a season of great joy. It is a time of God showing His great love for us. It can be a time of healing and renewed strength.

You see, Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child. God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to be born. His birth brought great joy to the world. Shepherds, wise men, and angels all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great event.

They knew this was no ordinary baby. The prophets had told of His coming hundreds of years before. The star stopped over Bethlehem just to mark the way for those who were looking for this special child.For me, Christmas is the Greatest Love Story ever told. Why was Jesus Born? Why did God send his only Son to this Earth? Christmas is an expression of our Creators love for us, for you and for me.

It is about Loving on family and friends. It’s not the gifts or the dinners or the parties, it is all about sharing the Love that our Creator has placed into our hearts. We are like rooms. Our lives contain moments of happiness and joy blended with a mix of sorrow and loneliness.

Do you feel broken and alone this Christmas? Jesus came to restore our broken world. He loves you, and freely offers hope and love to you this holiday season.

“So, it is my Hope, that you have a Very Merry Christmas!