Another foggy time in my life.
I’ve got three or four big notebooks crammed full of testimonial letters from clients and whenever I get to feeling insignificant I pull one out and read some of them. I cherish some of them and just reading them I often go back in my memory and can see that audience as if I were there. The other day I read one from Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was from the Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company and every time I read it I recall that plane flight into Halifax. I flew in from either Toronto or Montreal and it was a small craft of Air Canada. We made the regular approach to landing and at the last second we aborted the landing and zoomed back up and taxied around. As we were about to approach again the fellow in the seat next to me said, “No sweat. It is just the fog. Sometime it takes five or six passes before we hit a break in the fog. Just relax.” Sure enough on the third or perhaps the fourth try we did hit a little break in the fog and landed safely. I think back on that landing every now and then when something isn’t going smoothly in my life. Sometimes it takes three or four, yes even five or six attempts to find the right solution to a problem but most times if I keep cool and keep looking for solutions I will find a way to make a safe landing. A positive attitude and a little time can often get you where you want to go in your life.