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Dear Son

Let the punishment fit the crime and self-forgive

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i’m not the wisest person in the world, but i’m the wisest i’ve ever been in 59 years – wise enough to have a podcast (coming soon, maybe tomorrow).

 

Driving home from school, we stopped at our mailbox so i could get the mail.

Attempting to put the car in park before it had come to a full and complete stop, the car jerked slightly.

The driver’s emotional reaction to his “mistake” was bigger than it needed to be.

Thinking he would self-manage this and quickly self-resolve/forgive, i noticed he wasn’t.

i reminded him that three weeks after i received my Pennsylvania driver’s license, i totaled our family car ( a giant station wagon).

It was Halloween night and there were trick-or-treaters everywhere.

The greatest blessing that came from totally destroying my parents’ car?

No one was injured.

No one was killed.

Both could have easily happened.

 

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Unanswered Questions?

And miles to go before maturity

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Unconventional is the new higher education.

 

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Here’s where today’s MidLifeCelebration quote came from.

 

And miles to go before maturity.

We all know patience is a virtue.

Knowing means nothing without execution.

My patience was tested two days ago 15 hours into a 16 hour travel day.

In the most undisciplined, irreverent, and original manner possible…

Learn your shortcomings like you mean it.

Thank you for losing my patience.

It was indeed an undisciplined and irreverent learning method.

Maybe it was original.

How?

Seconds after i hung up the phone with Dorian, i knew i had failed.

 

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Our Choices Make Us

What power does forgiving yield?

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The mother of all superpowers?

 

What power does forgiving yield?

Forgiveness sets the giver and receiver free.

Freedom.

Not forgiving holds you captive.

A prisoner.

Forever.

 

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Misinterpret

Vulnerability as a leader

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Book title or just a great reminder? “From Theory to Magic”.

 

One hour and fifty minute phone call. Rough at the beginning but worth every minute to get to the ending.

We are both better off for staying the course, speaking openly, and never loosing sight of the blessings beneath all the surface struggle that will become something we will joke about in years to come.

Entrepreneurs should be testing “theory” daily.

All theory looks good on paper. Until you are running your own business, you’ll never realize how theory and reality are often polar opposites.

 

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Hope

The message (serendipitously) was about forgiveness

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At 12 noon the number made us even more sick to our stomaches.

 

The message was about forgiveness. With the Gospel reading showcasing how God forgave David even though he murdered Bathsheba’s husband. If you’re unfamiliar, David got Bathsheba pregnant while her husband, a soldier, was in the military.

The reading (i was Lector 2) i was concerned about last week because of it’s degree of difficulty, went better than expected.

As impossible and incomprehensible it seems right now, is forgiveness possible for the most heinous acts?

 

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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.

 

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