Categories
Rejoice

Next level

One of my favorite photos of us.

Next level spiritual and emotional core.

Is it possible to completely eliminate fear from end-of-life thoughts?

There’s only one way to find out.

This is the spiritual part on my Next. Well, that and spending as much time with Cheryl as possible.

•  •  •  •  •

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.

Categories
Live like you mean it

My next is getting inspiringly clearer

Jeffrey Gitomer’s email message arrived yesterday. To which i have been espousing this personal mantra since 10th grade (1975), “Repetition is the mother of all learning.”

My next is getting inspiringly clearer.

Do you have a “next”?

What is your next?

Congrats on having an immediate answer. That’s a powerful self-signal.

My next is a three-year goal from June 8, 2019 to June 8, 2022. This means i’m five months into it already.

It is a reprise of the audacious and inspiring 10-year goal from June 2009 – June 2019.

What is inspiringly noteworthy is the fact that i’ve already made peace with life from that decade-long goal to do everything in life i wanted to if i lived only to my 60th birthday.

No male on my dad’s side lived past 60. i am the first.

This “next” is sharper, more poignant, and 70% shorter, making the urgency heightened.

A deadline (urgency, if you will) is a remarkable decision-making tool.

There’s no time to put things off.

Saying no, saying maybe, or saying later is no longer acceptable.

This inspires the heck out of me.

•  •  •  •  •

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.

Categories
Final 120 Days

He’s dying with Grace

This is the last Sanibel sunset photo from our week-long trip. Was aware that Joel’s Sun might set before we returned to Orlando.

He’s dying with Grace.

Joel is the one who suggested our after-daycare hug in 2003.

We just concluded this tradition after Chapin’s final day in High School.

Today would be a perfect day to visit and thank him in person (again) – had the glorious opportunity to thank him six months ago when Disney Institute (DI) colleagues gathered after the funeral of another beloved DI colleague, 51-year old Sara.

Joel cried happy tears when i told him we were finishing a 16-year tradition, thanks to his simple idea.

Want to know the value of a single day? Talk to someone who’s counting theirs.

•  •  •  •  •

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.

Categories
Dear Son

RIP Jack Noel 2001

Glacier Park hikes
Grinnell Glacier overlook. Can’t help but wonder what my Dad would have thought of this place.
Glacier Park hikes
Glacier National Park. My Dad, Jack Noel, never visited.

RIP Jack Noel.

Please don’t live in the past and dwell on what was lost or could have been.

Live fully present now and think about traditions and intentionality.

Getting to a daily place where you can be fully present will be achieved only though the trials, errors, and triumphs of a lifetime of ordinary days.

•  •  •  •  •

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.

Categories
Misinterpret

Mourn, celebrate, or both

Disney Marathon detour
Walt Disney World Marathon sign…my gym on right. Walking home.

Mourn, celebrate, or both?

Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

Fifty-one years old.

Twin 17-year olds.

Husband of 25 years.

These are stats many people never get close to experiencing.

None of us who pass the half-century mark should carry too much (if any) regret.

What a blessing to have stats like those.

•  •  •  •  •

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.