Dear Son

Note to self, remember everything is a gift

Note to self, remember everything is a gift.

Even the things that look like setbacks or obstacles.




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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.



Should joy replace sorrow?

Florida tropical landscape
Nature reminds us (if we live tuned-in) that life is fleeting.


Yesterday a friend lost his dad to cancer. The dad was in his 80’s and lived a good life.

Some sorrowful (even regretful) posts surfaced on Facebook. This led to hours of personal reflection on, “why is death earmarked for sadness, loss, and pain”?

i mean, why are those things common when the person is 70, 80, even 90+?

In all those decades, haven’t mountains of good memories accumulated?

i can’t help but wonder why we don’t embrace death as the beginning of something else, and, as the final scene in a wonderful movie.

Should Can joy replace sorrow?




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Life Transition (Dec 2014)

Please, please, please, remain humble



(photo: Photo taken in error, but using it anyway – a reminder of the blood that was shed by a humble servant, for our salvation)

Please, please, please, remain humble.

Being able to retire is like hitting the lottery (or so it seems from the outside).

Hitting the lottery is something to shout about.


Please don’t go rubbing it in people’s faces unintentionally.

It’s been six years in the making. It’s 15 days away.

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Journey On

But It’s Too Hard (blah, blah, blah)

Have a Magical day! I did yesterday, January 7, 2012 (90 days ago). *Smile*

In response to yesterday’s post I can hear the echoes from a few, “But it’s too difficult. I don’t like doing it. It’s no fun for me”.

Play hard or go home. Just do it. The long way is the short cut. In everything give thanks….

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Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Rejoice Because It Happened

Right this way…

Bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. The opposite happens too. Trying to place blame or determine cause seems futile, to me.

Insight: Be thankful for every nice thing that happens in your life, and be as prepared as you can for everything else.

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