The “No Life Boat” Quote inspired This Article
The fifth installment of the Once a Month Magazine, Once a Week, I’m Sorry is published by Ross. The issue this month is more of an “answers” type of column. It answers the questions that we all have, what are the things we’re grateful for doing no matter what situation we’re in? And is Ross’s book, No Lifeboat, being a helpful guide?
In this article, author Ross Bickle addresses these and other questions regarding the “life boat”. Specifically he looks at gratitude as a force for change, life as an unfinished project and what to do when you lose everything. The piece concludes with a message for the July issue about the power of gratitude. To subscribe for future articles, send an e-mail to the editors.
The opening paragraph opens up with a quote by Mahatma Gandhi, who is usually my favorite author. He says, “You must feel the Power of gratitude, even if it seems to be action.” I liked that because it reminds me of an adage, “Action springs from the most appropriate feeling”. This is a powerful opening to this issue. The rest of the article is quite interesting as it tackles each of the four perspectives mentioned above.
The fourth perspective is the “No Life Boat” perspective, which is the most popular one from Ross. Here, Ross calls out to each of us to find our own place, our own niche, our own lifeboat. It is up to each of us to help create the life for ourselves and our families.
The fifth perspective is “The Power of Gratitude” which sounds like a good theme for an article. In this article, Ross provides a few quotes from famous people including Napoleon Hill, Thomas Edison and Donald Trump. He then explains how each of them used and applied gratitude as a strategy for achieving their goals. The end of the article talks about gratitude and what gratitude can do for you and your family.
After reading the final part of “The Day You Came Back From Vacation,” I found that I was thinking about the “No Life Boat” quote as I was writing this article. I had also been reflecting on my own experiences and all the things I had to do to get through each week. This led me to think about gratitude as it applies to this topic. In summary, I found that the “No Life Boat” quote inspired me to put this piece together and also to think about gratitude as it applies to this challenging time. I hope you will please consider this.