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May 2009

Two More Days, eh?

Yes, two more days.

Only two more days of five blog posts per day. Whew!

It was a good day though.

Today, we attended our son’s friend’s ninth birthday party. Swimming with the kids, catching up with the parents, and learning some new tech stuff from my friend Chuck – after the pizza and when the children were back at swimming a second time.

The Orlando Magic are back here tonight playing game six against the Cleveland Cavaliers. If the Magic win tonight, they go to the NBA finals. The Magic haven’t done that since 1995.

And tomorrow morning at 8:45AM Mass, my wife and I will lead the Children’s Liturgy of the Word for Kindergarten through 5th grade children.

Life is good. God is great. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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May 2009

Who Hates Quotes?

Not me. I love quotes.

Why?

Because, to me, they capture the essence of an entire volume of thought.

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible”. — unknown

Things like:

  • Writing five blogs per day
  • Compete in the World Championships
  • Becoming an accomplished Public Speaker
  • Becoming a Father
  • Meet and marry the love of my life
  • Live past 60
  • Write a book
  • Make the World a better place
  • Find cures for terrible diseases
  • Bring honor and glory to God
  • Hear, “Well done my good and faithful servant”.

Deep, huh?

And why not deep? Perhaps a shallow, unexamined life is good enough.

Perhaps it’s not.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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May 2009

Do Things Happen in Threes?

Threes are important, aren’t they?

How about Faith, Hope and Love?

The biggest three in my world anyway.

However, this morning, in the span of 30 minutes, it happened like this:

  1. Father V spoke about Love
  2. Art spoke about do-overs
  3. Dennis & Stacey spoke about making a difference

Please let me explain;

Number one. Our Priest spoke of Love being the ultimate choice in life. Not that we get to love, as much as we are loved. And our choice is in what we do with this knowlege. The goal, Father V said, is that we love others, as our Father loves us.

Number two. Art told me his oldest son graduated High School two days ago. I asked, “He grew up fast, didn’t he”? Art replied, “Too fast”. If given the chance to do it over, Art said something about doing it differently, carving out even more time than he did, knowing what he knows now.

Number three. Stacey and Dennis are sponsoring a fund-raiser, in honor of their beloved daughter, Whitney Lee DeCarlo, on Saturday, May 23, at our Church. I asked Stacey and Dennis if it would be OK to post a short You Tube video clip. Click here to see the short video clip. A few minutes earlier, we had just finished talking about trying to make a difference in our World, and using social media to do it.

You may click here – Whitney Lee DeCarlo – to read Stacey’s Caring Bridge Journal, for the full story.

This post is in honor of all those people trying to help others. This post is also inspired by the power of people working together for a common good.

While many reading have no way to attend Stacey and Dennis’ dinner gala for a great cause, maybe there is something else you can do in your corner of the world. Or, if you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please email Stacey at staceydecarlo@mac.com

It is better to give than to receive, eh? Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂