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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

If we are not careful, this will define us

Palm tree view from bedroom window

 

(photo: Fall has arrived to Orlando and Walt Disney World… windows open for first time since March)

How easy is it for our work to define us?

The process of cleaning things off the Disney MacBook has been cathartic.

Will turn the laptop in the same way it was issued – a blank canvas just waiting to be used.

Deleting emails, files, documents, photos…

Just when we think we are self aware, we learn something astonishingly new and important.

If we are not careful, work can define us.

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Please, please, please, remain humble

Red

 

(photo: Photo taken in error, but using it anyway – a reminder of the blood that was shed by a humble servant, for our salvation)

Please, please, please, remain humble.

Being able to retire is like hitting the lottery (or so it seems from the outside).

Hitting the lottery is something to shout about.

Potentially.

Please don’t go rubbing it in people’s faces unintentionally.

It’s been six years in the making. It’s 15 days away.

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

The value of a day is common sense

Fall Homecoming weekend at University of Iowa Old Capital Building

 

Is it possible for this to be our best month at work, ever?

The value of a day is common sense.

But we move on from this knowledge quickly, often never to return.

MLC is counting the days.

There are 21 days left.

Praying these will be the best three weeks in the past 30 years.

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Everyone waits until New Year’s day to resolve

Houston Museum of natural History

 

(photo: Never caught the ‘OWN IT’ until this morning… perfect sentiment… simply perfect… what a delightfully simple gift)

Although it’s September 22, 2014 as this is typed, this post goes live December 31.

So cool surreal to be in two moments simultaneously.

December 31, 2001 was Mid Life Celebration’s founder’s first non-drinking day in three decades.

He decided on his third (the first two failed) serious try to quit, he’d go big or go home.

Everyone waits until New Year’s day to resolve.

He couldn’t wait, there was too much at stake.

Who quits drinking on the biggest drinking day of the year?

A zealot?

Pretty much.

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Someone once wrote

1972 Munich headline Olympic terrorists

 

(photo: screen shot from Without Limits. Is World Peace a future possibility?)

Someone once wrote:

When your Child goes looking for the face of Jesus in the real world, he shouldn’t have to look any farther than across your dinner table.

Probably the same zealot who believes balance is not only possible, but demanded.

World peace is just a pipe dream…

Right?

Come on.

Be the change.

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Every morning jeff writes five different, short, and pithy posts about the challenging and wonderful balance between:

mind • body • spirit • work • home

All five websites are seamlessly connected by a convenient and easy to click link to go to the next topic.

Try it below if you never done it, or if it’s been awhile.

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