Wisdom is…

Walt Disney quote
Walking to the High School Gym for the basketball game last night.


Wisdom is understanding that pleasure doesn’t bring lasting joy, contribution does.

And the only (impossible?) way to make this happen is to practice what you preach.

And the mandatory (impossible?) way to master this is to only preach what you practice.

Your contribution starts with helping yourself first.


Don’t promise, only do.





On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.



Orlando based motivational speakers


(photo: Note from Mass a few days ago. So simple, but concerned it would be forgotten.)

A mystic lives in the continuous awareness of God’s presence.

How can something so simple be so easy to forget?

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So thankful to have snapped

Severe weather related delays during August travel


(photo: severe weather related days are tough on passengers… even tougher on the airline industry employees)

So thankful to have snapped. You know, lost patience, got overly excited, and said regretful stuff to strangers.

First class bulk head seat. Had to stow roller bag and backpack in overhead compartment. Protocol is to place smaller bag under the seat in front of you. Not an option in bulk head. She commented sarcastically to her companion about ‘some people are taking all the space’. Guess who snapped back?

Later, boarding a departing Denver flight with 30-minute connection in Atlanta. Created a plan and a Delta employee gave permission to do it. Later a second employee was advised (simply as a courtesy) and she said, ‘Oh no, that’s not gonna happen’, you need to blah, blah, blah…’. Snapped again.

Apologized moments after the first snap.

Never got to on the second one. Forgave us both for our behaviors.

Thankful to see there is still progress to be made to get to 100%.

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