On September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and flown into The Pentagon. All 64 passengers–including six hijackers–were killed. Another 125 people in the building were killed with them. The victims’ bodies are memorialized at the Pentagon Memorial, and they live on in the hearts and minds of a nation.

But one of them left something more.

The victims of the Pentagon attack were taken to Dover Air Force Base. This is where all CIA operatives (spies) are brought before burial. Astronauts from the space shuttle Columbia, victims of the bombing of the USS Cole–they’re prepared for their final rest by the morticians at Dover.

While performing autopsies on the passengers of Flight 77, one of the morticians found the ultimate “message in a bottle”: a short note, hurriedly written, in the stomach of a passenger.

The passenger wrote a note and ate it. Stomach acids protected the note while the plane burned.

What was on the note? That’s confidential. What’s important is that the message was received.

The passenger wasn’t sure whether they’d live or die. But they wrote the note anyway, and ate it, on the very slim chance it would be discovered.

What if you were sending your OWN message in a bottle–to the next thousand people that are getting into fitness and health, or to yourself in the future?

What would you write?

Let’s say you had thirty seconds, a used napkin and room for twelve words or less.

What would you write then?

Write it to me.

Hit “reply” with your message. Type it in, and hit “send”.

I’ll publish them (anonymously) next week.

And if, five years–or five months, or five minutes–from now, you need to hear your words again, ask me for it. I’ll keep them all.

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