Parachute


Who packed your parachute?
The Power of Kindness Movie Charles Plumb was a U.S. Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile.

Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent six years in a communist Vietnamese prison.

He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience!


The Power of Kindness Movie Charles Plumb was a U.S. Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile.

Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent six years in a communist Vietnamese prison.

He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience! All books by Mac Anderson on sale today for $10.99 each! Shop now!

One day, when Plumb and his wife were sitting in a restaurant, a man at another table came up and said, "You're Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were shot down!"

"How in the world did you know that?" asked Plumb.

"I packed your parachute," the man replied. Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude. The man pumped his hand and said, "I guess it worked!" Plumb assured him, "It sure did. If your chute hadn't worked, I wouldn't be here today."

Plumb couldn't sleep that night, thinking about that man. Plumb says, "I kept wondering what he had looked like in a Navy uniform: a white hat; a bib in the back; and bell-bottom trousers. I wonder how many times I might have seen him and not even said, 'Good morning, how are you?' or anything because you see, I was a fighter pilot and he was just a sailor." Plumb thought of the many hours the sailor had spent at a long wooden table in the bowels of the ship, carefully weaving the shrouds and folding the silks of each chute, holding in his hands each time the fate of someone he didn't know.

Now, Plumb asks his audience, "Who's packing your parachute?" Everyone has someone who provides what they need to make it through the day. He also points out that he needed many kinds of parachutes when his plane was shot down over enemy territory - he needed his physical parachute, his mental parachute, his emotional parachute, and his spiritual parachute. He called on all these supports before reaching safety.

Sometimes in the daily challenges that life gives us, we miss what is really important. We may fail to say hello, please, or thank you, congratulate someone on something wonderful that has happened to them, give a compliment, or just do something nice for no reason. As you go through this week, this month, this year, don't forget to recognize the people who pack your parachutes. Watch today:The Power of Kindness Movie

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The story about Charles Plumb is just one of those shared in my book, The Power of Kindness. More than anything else, kindness is the one way you can be assured of making a difference with your life. Practicing small acts of kindness changes your own life while also changing the lives of others.

Leo Buscaglia said it best:

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

It's my hope that The Power of Kindness inspires every person who reads it to perform one random act of kindness they wouldn't have otherwise. Those little ripples will turn into a tidal wave that will make the world a better place. Here are just a few sample reviews from people who have read The Power of Kindness. Everyone Needs to Read This From Cheryl of Seattle, Washington. "Such a beautiful collection of stories and poems. Another "crier" for me. After reading The Power of Kindness, I am determined to be part of the force called kindness. Practice random acts of kindness - it's not a cliche... it truly could change the world, one kind act at a time."

The Power of Kindness Movie : From Mary Crisorio of Dunedin, Florida. "This book is beautifully written and magnificently designed!"

"The Power of Kindness has such beautiful and real information, quotes to live by. It really makes you realize the important things in life. I recommend it 100%!"
For more information, to look inside this great book or to watch the 3 minute inspirational movie, just click here.The Power of Kindness Movie



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Richard Bolles, "What Color Is Your Parachute?



This is my favorite Career book.
Publication Date: August 16, 2011 | Series: What Color Is Your Parachute? The 40th Edition. This is not your father’s Parachute; and not your mother’s, either. They’d be astounded at the changes. This book keeps building--in insight, helpfulness, relevance, and urgency--through new invention and information each year. And this year it’s the critical resource to help Americans (and others) get back to work.

For forty years now job-hunters and career-changers have been turning to this, the world’s most popular job-hunting book, confident that each new annual edition will give them the most up-to-date information about the job-market and how to find meaningful work--even in the midst of challenging economic times such as these.

This year’s edition of What Color Is Your Parachute? has been vastly rewritten, because job-hunting has increasingly become a survival skill. Career expert Richard N. Bolles describes the five strategies most needed to survive, and explains how to incorporate social media tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter into your job-search.

The new ideas are wrapped around the familiar core message of Parachute: WHAT, WHERE, and HOW, with an emphasis on finding your passion and identifying your best transferable skills. With fresh insights into resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and how to start your own business, this book will give you the tools, exercises, and motivation you need to find hope, land a job, and fulfill your purpose in life. In the words of Fortune magazine:

“Parachute remains the gold standard of career guides.”


Richard Bolles, "What Color Is Your Parachute?" (Part 2 of 4)

Richard Bolles, "What Color Is Your Parachute?" (Part 3 of 4)


Richard Bolles, "What Color Is Your Parachute?" (Part 4 of 4)




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