Guess what you find if you don’t go looking for the good?

Disney Customer Servicer Speakers
Serve like you mean it is devoid of codependency. This is the title of my Customer Service content – from Keynote speech to multi-day engagement.


If you can’t find the good (or a good lesson) in every situation, guess what you find?

(In case it’s not obvious, you find the bad.)

It’s always your choice to choose what you find.

Which gives me two (only) options for responding to your reaction to this post – to say, “Amen”, or, “Rubbish”.:

  1. You’re welcome.
  2. Hate to be the bearer of bad news.

See the difference?

• • • • •

This website is about our SPIRIT. To enjoy today’s post about our WORK, click here.

If you want to stay on this site and read more posts from this Blog, click here.


Note to self

Disney's Casey's Corner
Co-dependent on Disney?


Note to self.

As difficult as it may seem, you must not become codependent.

This serves no one.

Plus, it traps you into believing the wrong things and doing the wrong things.

Heck yeah it can make you feel guilty.

So ask yourself, “Guilty of what?”

You free your children, and teach your children, when you let them make their own mistakes.

Same applies to aging parents.


• • • • •

This website is about our SPIRIT. To enjoy posts about our WORK, click here.


You can’t do it all

Beach sunflower
One of my favorite flowers, the Florida beach sunflower.


You can’t do it all.

People who’ve neglected important things in their life (and there are a million reasons why), will have a reckoning at some point.

It’s happened to me and it will continue to happen to me.

Same for you.

i’m motivated to create a life as i age that won’t place stock on someone else helping me address the things i’m neglecting now because of the million excuses readily available.

That’s a leading cause for depression as we age – investing in things that change (but we didn’t plan on them changing). Our situation can change in an instant and if our life’s plan didn’t account for that, we’re sunk.

For example, as i get older, it would be stereotypical for me (as a parent) to think our son will help take care of me in my final years. So it’s tempting to not make difficult choices, like downsizing out of a lifelong residence into a senior facility. First because these choices are painful and second because it’s so much work.

Remember investing in things that change?

What if something tragic happens to my son (and wife)?

Odds are low but they are not zero.

Conclusion, plan on worst case scenario and rejoice when it doesn’t happen.

And remember that not being prepared is a regretful (and perhaps sinful) choice.




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


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.