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Misinterpret

Note to self

Disney's Casey's Corner
Co-dependent on Disney?

 

Note to self.

As difficult as it may seem, you must not become codependent.

This serves no one.

Plus, it traps you into believing the wrong things and doing the wrong things.

Heck yeah it can make you feel guilty.

So ask yourself, “Guilty of what?”

You free your children, and teach your children, when you let them make their own mistakes.

Same applies to aging parents.

No?

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Unanswered Questions?

Starting to sense i need to let go

Nursing home resident
i take solace in trying my best.

 

Starting to sense i need to let go.

i asked the 90-year old, like i always do when we visit, “Are you afraid?”

Carrying a sense of obligation to help him articulate that he’s ok with his situation, even as it deteriorates.

Maybe i’ve tried long enough and hard enough.

Maybe next visit i don’t even mention it or concern myself with it.

It’s worth a try.

 

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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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Journey On

The original tagline at jeff noel.org

Minnie Mouse at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Not everyone is comfortable with walking away.

 

The original tagline at jeff noel.org from 2008…

Surrender • Self-control • Service

Eight years later, it still rings true.

Whomever can walk away from a deal holds the upper hand when negotiating.

Surrendering a business opportunity instead of fighting desperately to make it work is glorious. It is also humbling. And peaceful.

Walk and act with humility. Even in business.

And, because you have nothing to lose, try some radical approach.

 

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

 

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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Our Choices Make Us

#Surrender

#Surrender

Surrender and the serenity prayer is the same thing.

Letting go of things i can’t control is the key to peace.

i completely control what is at the center of my emotional and spiritual being.

 

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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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Stumble Upon

We talked about controllable and uncontrollables

Disney 25 year service award
This was my 25th Disney anniversary recognition by my leader, Tom Madden, in 2009.

 

Larry and i hadn’t communicated for 30 years. As we spent five hours catching up, he responded to a section of our conversation where i had made significant changes in my life (2008-2009), particularly starting a business and the plan to retire from Disney at 55 (i was 49 at the time i made the plan).

Larry said something i had never considered. He said:

You took control of your life.

i had never considered that notion. In fact, it seemed quite the opposite. So i shared with him that perhaps in relinquishing control, i gained control.

It wasn’t until i surrendered everything to God that i was able to “take control” of my life.

 

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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.