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The Other Side

Some days it doesn’t happen in the morning

10 grade XC runner
Three days ago he had multiple reasons to quit, but he finished anyway.

 

Some days it doesn’t happen in the morning; writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts every day.

Everyday for 7.3 years.

Normally, all five are written before sunrise.

On those days when the pressure of a busy schedule is higher and the duration is long, i’m tempted to finally make an exception to the not missing a single day part.

But i don’t succumb.

Ever.

 

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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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Please don't tell me

When to accept defeat and when to dig in?

Senior Living laundry room
Their devotion is remarkable.

 

When to accept defeat and when to dig in?

Surrender is fundamental to spirituality.

Surrender is also intense and difficult.

i remember surrendering to God’s will. If He didn’t want me to become a dad (the thing i came to realize i wanted more than anything in the whole world) than i would move forward without the dream of being a dad.

Is giving up the same as surrender? Or are they the same things, just different looking?

If we lose our ability to walk, and require 24/7 nursing care, and we’ve been blessed with nine decades of life, would it be easy to abandon hope and faith?

 

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Prayers Please

Praying is a lonely activity

Florida swimming pool
Pray anywhere, anytime. Pray everywhere, all the time.

 

Praying is a lonely activity.

But only if we expect or hope for recognition.

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The Other Side

At what level of being overwhelmed can we walk away?

Disney Leadership Speakers

 

(photo: We could walk, or take the Monorail? Or maybe a bus?)

At what level of being overwhelmed can we walk away?

Be careful. Tomorrow will come, and we will be faced with responsibility for our actions.

There is something about preparing early every morning for the day – which in theory could be our last – and watching the darkness change to light.

Could this daily routine be similar to the same excitement as going to Disney World?

Only one person in charge of this.

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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Everyone waits until New Year’s day to resolve

Houston Museum of natural History

 

(photo: Never caught the ‘OWN IT’ until this morning… perfect sentiment… simply perfect… what a delightfully simple gift)

Although it’s September 22, 2014 as this is typed, this post goes live December 31.

So cool surreal to be in two moments simultaneously.

December 31, 2001 was Mid Life Celebration’s founder’s first non-drinking day in three decades.

He decided on his third (the first two failed) serious try to quit, he’d go big or go home.

Everyone waits until New Year’s day to resolve.

He couldn’t wait, there was too much at stake.

Who quits drinking on the biggest drinking day of the year?

A zealot?

Pretty much.

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Every morning jeff writes five different, short, and pithy posts about the challenging and wonderful balance between:

mind • body • spirit • work • home

All five websites are seamlessly connected by a convenient and easy to click link to go to the next topic.

Try it below if you never done it, or if it’s been awhile.

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