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Dear Son

Thy will be done

Orange County Zoning hearing room
Before yesterday’s special request for zoning variances that determine the school’s future.

 

Thy will be done. Learning to surrender to what is uncontrollable is a constant balance of discerning what is controllable and what isn’t.

Meanwhile, the best strategy i have found is to pray for peace and contentment while simultaneously remaining determined.

A bit like driving with one foot on the gas and the other on the brake.

A huge lesson in patience (and faith) to let things unfold as they should.

 

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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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Misinterpret

Just sent an email meeting request to coach

Florida Class 3A High School Basketball Champions
Five days ago, Coach Williams (top left) and the WPS State Championship team and staff.

 

School has been back in session since Winter break for nearly two months. Our Son has yet to attend a track & field practice. The head coach is also an assistant basketball coach.

i’ve intentionally remained out of the situation with high hopes our teen could see this situation through to resolution.

Basketball season concluded last week with a first ever State Championship.

The track team has been practicing since January.

There is no field team, perhaps because there is no field coach.

This is from a school touting excellence as their DNA.

i remain patient and hopeful something nice will come from this delay.

 

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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.

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

 

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Rejoice

It was a glorious lesson in humility and consistency

jeff noel business card
Planned photo yesterday, to make next week’s client smile unexpectedly. One of her Company’s properties near Magic Kingdom.

 

Unplanned photo yesterday, while waiting at busy intersection.
Unplanned photo yesterday while running, waiting at a busy intersection for the light to change.

 

With the Grace of God, i was blessed to see the plank in my eye yesterday. A rare and exquisite gift.

The school crossing guard made a presumptuous remark about my patience in waiting for the light to change so i could cross the busy intersection.

Thirty minutes before she arrived, the crossing light for walking wasn’t working.

By now though, the police and crossing guards were working together (like they do every school morning) to manage the busy intersection near Magic Kingdom.

Then i saw the police officer directing traffic through a red light so i asked the guard if the traffic lights were not working properly? If they weren’t i would simply use good judgement to cross, rather than wait for the light.

She said, “You just need to be patient and wait.”

Because i was on the tail end of the nine-mile run, i was actually enjoying the extended wait/break.

i got defensive (blindly) with her and went on a direct, matter of fact riff about why i wasn’t being impatient.

Then it hit me, i was impatient with her presumption.

And i didn’t need to be.

In fact, because i (blindly) wasn’t patient with her – and caught myself – i was able to apologize and ask for her forgiveness.

It was a glorious lesson in humility and consistency.

And then i worried about how often i don’t catch myself.

 

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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.

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

 

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Rejoice

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the car accident last night

Rear end collision minimal damage
Chris and his wife were ok, as was their jeep.

 

Rear end collision front end damage
Our bumper was too low and wasn’t even scratched, so the hood and radiator absorbed the impact.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the car accident last night. It could have been:

  • Much more damaging to the other vehicle
  • Much more damaging to our vehicle
  • We could have gone from four people with zero injuries to all of us having multiple
  • It could have happened far from home
  • It could have happened at night
  • It could have happened along a dangerous stretch of highway
  • It could have been raining, or snowing (far away from home), or thunderstorms
  • It could have been a brand new driver, at 16, feeling tremendous guilt
  • It could have involved more than two cars
  • It could have taken longer for the tow truck
  • It could have been a nightmare

Thank you for keeping it minor.

 

__________

 

 

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.

 

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Common Sense

Patience is the greatest asset

Facebook Business Page name change request
Will take up to three days to process.

 

Facebook Business Page name change request
It didn’t even take three hours.

 

Patience is the greatest asset. At least when it comes to staying physically active and well. And when it come to parenting too.

Some things are so obvious, we forget they are true.

And powerful.

Transformational.

Patience is a virtue.

 

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