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Blessed Beyond Measure?

Do you take it for granted?

Yesterday in Philadelphia.

Do you take your blessings for granted?

Why?

Because taking our blessings for granted robs us of gratitude which robs us of joy.

From the photo above, a few easy-to-think-of blessings:

  • Able to bend down pain-free
  • The gift of eyesight
  • Having a life partner to want to send flowers to
  • Being able to notice small things (the only daisies i saw all day)
  • Having 40+ year college friends to visit annually
  • Affordable airfare
  • A great camera on a great phone
  • A sunny, warm, mid-October day
  • A Philly bike-rental tour business
  • A safe city
  • A safe Country
  • Religious/worship freedom
  • A 60-year old body that can easily walk, bike, and function well
  • Etc, etc

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Final 120 Days

We are here to serve

High School seniors breakfast tradition
The Juniors served the Seniors breakfast in the gym yesterday.
High school father and son
Parents weren’t invited. i asked, school officials said yes. Nice photo bomb Jackson.

We are here to serve.

The High School (HS) Juniors traditionally serve the Seniors breakfast in the final weeks of the school year.

It was fun to “sneak” in as a parent and hang out for a few minutes. This only happens once for some some parents.

There’s no way as a HS Senior i could have ever fathomed the parental milestone HS graduation brings to parents.

At 60, now i get it.

It’s a big deal.

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Dear Son

RIP Jack Noel 2001

Glacier Park hikes
Grinnell Glacier overlook. Can’t help but wonder what my Dad would have thought of this place.
Glacier Park hikes
Glacier National Park. My Dad, Jack Noel, never visited.

RIP Jack Noel.

Please don’t live in the past and dwell on what was lost or could have been.

Live fully present now and think about traditions and intentionality.

Getting to a daily place where you can be fully present will be achieved only though the trials, errors, and triumphs of a lifetime of ordinary days.

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Busy...Dreadfully Busy

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday and what’s the point?

Lahti, Finland Track & Field stadium
Masters World Championships support Lane 8’s concept of impossible goals

 

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday and what’s the point?

Traditions, religious or otherwise, are established to communicate simple, key, repeatable messages.

In many cases they are used to keep us on track, to not forget. To stay true to the company, community, religion, country, etc.

But what if we lived in such a way that everyday was Ash Wednesday?

As if everyday was Christmas? As if everyday was Easter.

Mind, body, spirit, so let’s give a moment to think about our work today, punch in here.

 

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How Can You Tell?

Five emotional observations from Super Bowl Sunday

Luckiest teddy bear in the world at Super Dome
Luckiest teddy bear in the world?

 

Five emotional observations from Super Bowl Sunday:

1. Traditions are great reasons to be close to people we love

2. Sports, music, food, friends – few things rival these pleasures

3. Fighting for the prize seems noble

4. Never lose hope for victory

5. Never get comfortable being in control

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