Category Archives: Blog History

Daraius’ Diary: Our Winged Horses

Daraius:  We’ve got a great team at Million Mile Secrets.  But I miss writing as much as I did in the old days!  So here I am writing about stuff that I really care about (and which isn’t all miles-and-points related).

“O! for a horse with wings!  ~William Shakespeare”

I love living in a time when it’s not only knights and nobles that have access to these magical winged horses!

One of my favorite things is to watch airplanes whizz by as they come in to land.  I feel gratitude run through my body and my heart pounds faster as my eyes dart to follow the plane in the sky!

Daraius' Diary Gazing Into The Sky

When I Look Up To See a Plane, I Feel Goosebumps All Over My Body!

Last week, as I was driving to Chicago’s O’Hare airport to return my rental car, I pulled to the side of the road just after going through the toll booth.

The sun was setting and the sky was painted with different hues of orange.

Daraius' Diary Gazing Into The Sky

I Took a Moment to Soak in the Beautiful Backdrop of Nature and the Marvel of Human-Made Technology Flying Through It

And then the planes whooshed by!

My ears rung with the growling of the engine & my head quickly moved from side to side to follow the plane as it flew by.

I felt alive!

Daraius' Diary Gazing Into The Sky

After All These Years and Flights Around the World, I Still Watch in Awe

The combination of the gracefulness of the plane’s descent together with the loud savage sound of the engines gave me goosebumps…and a big goofy smile on my face.

My hands shook with excitement!

Daraius' Diary Gazing Into The Sky

What Makes You Feel Like a Kid Again?  For Me, It’s Airplanes!

Bottom Line

I don’t need to actually get on a plane to get excited and grateful.

Watching a plane take off or land fills me with immense appreciation and gratitude that I have the means to do what birds do.

And surf the web and go to the bathroom while doing it!

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Blog Giveaway: 21,000 American Airlines Miles!

Your comments and support throughout the years have been amazing!  We’d like to show a little gratitude this week by giving away 21,000 American Airlines miles.

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$400 in Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Card Winners!

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Thanks to everyone who left a comment and tweeted to win the $400 in Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Cards Giveaway.

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Daraius’ Diary: Walking Barefoot Across Hot Coals!

Daraius:  We’ve got a great team at Million Mile Secrets.  But I miss writing as much as I did in the old days!  So here I am writing about stuff that I really care about (and which isn’t all miles-and-points related).

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins

How was my weekend? Well, since you ask…

I walked across hot coals together with 8,000 others at 2 in the morning in a parking lot at the Renaissance hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois!

More importantly, I got over my fear of dancing and shaking my body with no agenda or meaning in front of other people. :)

Unleash the Power Within

Tony Robbins – Unleash The Power Within

I Was More Fearful of People Watching Me Dance Than of Stepping Barefoot on Hot Coals!

I’ve always been very interested in psychology, influence, and marketing.  Why are some folks so sure about themselves & certain about everything?

Regardless of what you think of him, I have no doubt that Kanye West loves himself more than many parents love their children, or husbands love their wives. :)

I struggle between feeling “good enough” and worthy of love just for being myself.

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Blog Giveaway: $400 in Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Cards!

This week I’m excited to give away $400 in Norwegian Cruise Line gift cards!  Emily and I have the greatest blog readers and we want to thank you!

Blog Giveaway: $400 In Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Cards!

You Could Win a Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Card!

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