How would we explain an independent spirit? Reprise from 5 days ago How would we explain an independent spirit? A heart filled with gratitude? For everything? Unburdened by pain, sorrow, loss, and the daily temptations for selfishness? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.