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Blessed Beyond Measure?

A lifetime of memories

Three cousins on a life journey.

A lifetime of memories can be stimulated from a single photo like the one here.

A lifetime of gratitude can be stimulated from a single morning.

How?

Waking up and being grateful for the gift of another day.

Like right now.

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What Do You Mean You Don't Know?

How does 60 years feel?

honeymoon bicycle trip
Married 1983. Honeymoon bicycle trip 1984, ferry-hopping the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound. Cheryl is eating lunch from the back of the ferry. So lucky to have Cheryl on this journey. Insanely lucky.

Sixty feels great.

Not gonna lie.

i do not feel old.

Back to how many reputations do we have? We have one with every person who knows us. Same with them. Same with you.

My wife and son think i’m fit for 60, physically and spiritually. And also mentally, at work, and at home.

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Uncategorized

This increases with aging

Purpose Disney speaker jeff
The wow factor. Aging poorly or aging well – both are full of surprises.

The only two things we do with greater frequency in middle-age are urinate and attend funerals. – Fred Shoenberg

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Misinterpret

What might have been gets forfeited through indecision

Florida turtle on sidewalk
Riding home from gym yesterday. Bike parked upper right against telephone pole.

 

Florida turtle on sidewalk
Rode past and then decided to stop and investigate.

 

Florida turtle on sidewalk
This thing is built to avoid touch from other creatures.

 

What might have been gets forfeited due to indecision.

It dawned on me yesterday that Cheryl and i have made generous offers and suggestions (over time) for others to visit and stay for extended periods of time.

At one point (20 years ago +-) we had blueprints sketched out for a mother-in-law apartment on our two-acre lot.

The reality is this, we get comfortable with our surroundings – the unknown and potentially better situation bring change, but the (scary) opportunity often gets trumped by familiarity and fear.

Change is scary, which is another way of saying opportunity is scary.

Opportunity often gets trumped by familiarity and fear.

Our options when an offered opportunity isn’t embraced?

Serenity…

You can offer, suggest, and or recommend.

But you must allow the other person(s) to make their decision.

When the decision isn’t what you feel is best (long-term), you must ride it out.

And wait.

And let it go.

Over time (years or decades later) it will likely play out unfavorably.

Should you feel guilty or sorry for the other’s missed opportunity?

The awkward (and correct) answer is “no”.

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Dear Son

Just Google it

aging parents and grandparents
Made the initial exploratory call yesterday.

 

Google.

Phone.

Call.

Talk.

Notes.

This leads to insight, recommendations, and next steps.

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