During World War II an Air Force Colonel was piloting a B-29 Bomber. During an attack on Tokyo his plane lost two engines. Home base was over 1000 miles away. The colonel said to his crew, “I have never believed in ditching a ship as long as it’s flying. Let’s try to make it home.” They threw out everything they could do without, including ammunition and armor. The colonel landed that plane on the sands Saipan and as decorated.
If we’re going to make it safely home there may be some things in your life that we need to throw overboard. It could be destructive habit or an unhealthy relationship. It could be an obsession like greed or a poison like racism. It pays to travel light. We can get lots farther without bulky baggage. (Bill Bouknight, “Just a Thought”)

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