Friday, May 14, 2010


maybe some of us quite familiar with this story. nevermind is just want to share from my point of view

Who Packed Your Parachute?

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 6 years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience.

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 might have 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 on 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. Plumb 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

SOURCE: Charles Plumb, “Packing Parachutes,” in Insights to Excellence, Executive Books, Harrisburg, PA; reprinted by permission

back when im form 5, my addmaths teacher stood up on stage during morning assembley and give us this hand out. she ask us to read this story and asking us "Who's packing your parachute?" .

maybe some of us think that we deserve everything that we have now. all this from Allah. on top of all, we should thank to HIM

Dan sesungguhnya Kami telah memberi kepada Luqman, hikmat kebijaksanaan, (serta Kami perintahkan kepadanya): Bersyukurlah kepada Allah (akan segala nikmatNya kepadamu) dan sesiapa yang bersyukur maka faedahnya itu hanyalah terpulang kepada dirinya sendiri dan sesiapa yang tidak bersyukur (maka tidaklah menjadi hal kepada Allah), kerana sesungguhnya Allah Maha Kaya, lagi Maha Terpuji.
(Surah Luqman : 25)

but He also choose something as His messenger to spread His love. so the first one who packed your parachute was Prophet Muhammad. without him we dont even know where to sujud. but if Allah give you love there must be from your parent, if it is knowledge, there must be your teacher, if He give you money, there must me work and so on.

but do you ever thank to the one who behind the scene? ammu who open the gate? the one who photostate for you handout, the one who sell you revesion books (mr bean).

Dan (tiap-tiap) makhluk yang bernyawa tidak akan mati melainkan dengan izin Allah, iaitu ketetapan (ajal) yang tertentu masanya (yang telah ditetapkan oleh Allah) dan (dengan yang demikian) sesiapa yang menghendaki balasan dunia, kami berikan bahagiannya dari balasan dunia itu dan sesiapa yang menghendaki balasan akhirat, kami berikan bahagiannya dari balasan akhirat itu dan Kami pula akan beri balasan pahala kepada orang-orang yang bersyukur
(Surah Ali-Imran : 145)

hopefully we will thank to every one.every one who ever entered our life and HAPPY TEACHERS DAY~

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