jeff noel, Why?

jeff noel, why do you always use lower case letters in your name?

Because it reminds me of my small place in this world.

It reminds of the impossible human goal to be humble.

It gives me a dose of courage every time I do it.


You try it. And see how ridiculous it feels to always use lower case. Always.

Being humble is not a destination, but a way of life.

I used to be so confused about this. And even as I end this blog post with my name in lower case letters, I am once again reminded of my small place in our great big world.

Sieze the day. Seriously. Grab it and take a risk that scares you to death. jeff noel 🙂

Chapin, I Will Not Rest Until A Cure Is Found

Our son, Chapin, has an incurable disease. Yesterday, this airport hallway sign caught my eye. Click on the photo to enlarge it to read:

Would you? on Twitpic

If you could improve a life, would you?

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

On My Knees

Still starting every day on my knees.

Started April 1, 2009.

Hopefully, it’ll never get old.

Ever wonder what you’ll be like when you get old?

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Perfectly Imperfect?

“It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defect of others”. Francois Fenelon

Wow. Humbling to realize that in my imperfection, I am prone to complain about other’s defects, when in fact, I need only go to the mirror to get a closer look.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Joy Unspeakable – Todd Agnew

Joy unspeakable! The new single by Todd Agnew.

As I was blogging over the weekend, it came on the radio, Z88.3, and it made me think, what a great blog post title.

It is a song about being married.

Cheryl, if you are reading this, today’s post is dedicated to you. Knowing you for 30 years, including the past 26 being married, I feel joy unspeakable.

The only thing more important to me than you is, um, well, nothing.

Have a great day everyone. Married or not, I hope you find joy unspeakable.

The joy is yours to find or simply yours to discover. Sometimes we have joy unspeakable, but are too busy to even notice.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂