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About flyingnotscreaming

My weekly quotes and "Notes from Flights" are my attempt to learn how to soar through life's unknowns with grace and gratitude. Thank you for flying with me. --Melissa Myers Place, writer, reader, massage therapist, mother, wife, and daughter

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

“Sometimes we don’t have to pursue happiness, sometimes we just need to pause and let it catch up with us.” –Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Advertisements

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Meeting Carol

One morning, when I stopped by the independent living facility where my mother-in-law resides, Carol met me at the door, her eyes sparkling. After giving me a hug and leading me inside, she declared, “This is a banner day for … Continue reading

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William James Quote

“The greatest weapon we have against stress is to choose one thought over another.” –William James, American psychologist

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The Messiness of Life

Each year I look forward to receiving a holiday letter from my friend Kris. In amongst the family news, there is always a bit of wisdom and insight. This year, she wrote of new adventures, travels with friends, and visits from … Continue reading

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W.S. Merwin Quote

“From what we cannot hold the stars are made.” –W.S. Merwin from the poem “Youth”

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Anna Quindlen Quote

“When I’m falling, my girlfriends are my soft landing.” –Anna Quindlen, writer

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Patti LaBelle Quote

“Don’t block the blessings.” –Patti LaBelle

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