Glories of Nature

“Let the glories of nature energize your body, heal your psyche, and uplift your spirit”. — unknown

Last evening, my family and I watched the sunset together.

A simple task, but one that can potentially require an enormous effort.


Because we get so stinking busy that even the simplest things can require Olympic-type efforts.

Not last night.

And I hope, not for the rest of the week either.

By the way, I watched the sun come up this morning.

Feels like, “I’m on a roll”.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Rare & Special Mid-Life?

Rare & Special Mid-Life?

“It’s really rare and special that some one’s parents get to be a mascot at a child’s party”.

A parent, and friend, made this reply last Fall after they asked us what we did for Halloween.  Our son loves Calvin & Hobbs.  He dressed up like Calvin.  My wife and I dressed like Calvin’s parents.

My wife sews and is incredibly artistic.   Off the charts artistic.  Seriously.

I was going through some piles of paperwork at my home office and stumbled upon the post-it note.

You see, when we got home, I wrote a quick note about what our friend said, because it was said with such spontaneity and sincerity, that I felt maybe we had actually done something incredibly special without even knowing it.

I hope so.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Mid-Life Independence

Mid-Life Independence.

Happy Independence Day everyone.

I started the day very early and it’s now late.

Will be back on regular posting schedule tomorrow.

Have a nice evening.  Carpe PM, jeff noel 🙂

Mid-Life Reverence?

Mid-Life Reverence?

“Associate reverently, and as much as you can, with your loftiest thoughts”.   — Henry David Thoreau

There’s an old saying, “Garbage in, garbage out”.  And another, “You are what you eat”.

We are what we repeatedly do.

Mid-life excellence is a habit.  Not having mid life excellence is also a habit.

Chose wisely.

And remember, this is the hardest work you will ever undertake.  So, if you’re looking for an easy way, I personally don’t think you’ll ever find it.

But please know, finding it is my greatest wish for you.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂