Friday, January 16, 2009

The Incredible Human Spirit Prevails Again!

Yesterday, a US Airways Airbus taking off for Charlotte, N.C., collided with a flock of birds during takeoff from LaGuardia Airport, causing damage to the engines. The pilot, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, was able to safely bring the plane down onto the Hudson River. All 155 people on board survived with only a few injuries. (Looking at the picture at the right, it makes me think that all these people are standing on Angel's wings. Oooh, that just gave me God bumps!)

What was absolutely amazing was that seconds after the plane went down, many boats large and small appeared to help with the rescue! If you think about it, though, maybe it isn’t so amazing in light of all the people that came to the rescue after 9/11. We again became joined together for one cause; that of the human spirit. It didn’t matter what color they were, what religion, age, sex, or any other difference. They were all human beings coming together in service for the common good.

It just warms my heart. I got to thinking about it and I believe this miracle occurred because of the recent change in the country and world’s collective consciousness. In spite of everything going on in the world, people are having hope again. Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope for a better nation and for a better world. Now if we can just increase this collective conscious in the average person to bring peace to the world. There are a growing number of groups who are bringing those peaceful thoughts to this collective consciousness, but unless you are in those circles, you rarely hear about it.

Please take a look at the pictures from the MSNBC website below. Feel the gratitude that all 155 survived. And feel the gratitude for all those who came to their rescue. There IS a lot of good in this world, and I think we’ll be seeing more and more of this in the future.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28679343/displaymode/1107/s/2/framenumber/1/

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1 comment:

Joe Ganci said...

These are the kinds of stories that I wish were always in the news! Not plane crashes, of course, but happy endings to potentially tragic circumstances.

The Hudson river is always full of boats, so no surprise that so many were available to come to the rescue of the passengers. It also proves once again how New Yorkers have a bad reputation. They are among the nicest people with whom I've ever had the pleasure to associate.