Redefining Happy

What a wonderful, touching story and life lesson! This young man’s redefinition of happiness is spot on. Looking forward to reading his book too. I’ve tried to internalize the saying that 10% of my life is what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. It’s not easy…but has so much potential. Great to have you back!!



The greatest privilege of being a flight attendant is crossing paths with passengers who completely transform your day life…


Jon was born three months early and diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The doctors told his parents the deformation in his brain’s frontal lobe was such that he’d likely never be more than a vegetable.

They were wrong.

Jon rolled down the jetway in a motorized wheelchair that allowed him to stand upright, looking like Robert Downey Jr. in the movie Iron Man. His megawatt smile and larger-than-life personality amplified my superhero impression. When I asked where he was traveling, he told me he’d been selected as one of seventy college students nationwide to participate in a five-day leadership conference. He’d be giving several motivational speeches.

“I love talking. Put a tree in front of me, I’ll talk to it.” He laughed. “My plan, once I get my master’s, is…

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