Mid Life Crisis?

You’ve heard me say this before, I believe whether we have a mid life crisis or a mid life celebration – it’s our attitude that determines our label.

Same with our entire life.  How far we go in it depends on our attitude.

And ultimately, it’s the same for everything’…….

“In all our actions, God considers the intention:  whether we act for Him or for some other motive”.  — St. Maximus the Confessor

Make it a GREAT Thursday.  It’s up to you.   Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Define Life?

The adventure of life is to learn.  

The purpose of life is to grow.

The nature of life is to change.

The challenge of life is to overcome.

The essence of life is to care.

The opportunity of life is to serve.

The secret of life is to dare.

The spice of life is to befriend.

The beauty of life is to give.

         —  Unknown

However you define life, I hope you find it abundantly today.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Bank of Bad Habits?

“All our corrupt passions must be subdued, and a complex habit of virtues such as meekness, lowliness, faith, hope and love of God and man be implanted in their room before we can have the least title to enter into the Kingdom of God”.  — George Whitefield

While George Whitefield  suggests complex habits, may I be so bold as to suggest that we try to keep it simple?

Mid Life Simplicity?

Hardly.  But the idea sure beats, Mid Life Complexity.

Make it a GREAT Tuesday, because if you don’t, who will.  If not today, when?  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Mid Life Memorial Day

“Whatever you do, if you do it sincerely, will eventually become a bridge to your wholeness, a good ship that carries you through the darkness”.  — Carl Jung

There is a return on our investment for living a good and decent life.

One way to be decent is to respect those that work hard to make our Country free.  I just posted a Memorial Day thought at www.junglejeff.net

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Mid Life Grandparent?

Mid Life Sunday.  Ain’t it great to be alive.  I know I said that yesterday, but how can I not say it again?

Seriously!  It ought to be said every single day.  And if you’re a mid-life Grandparent, how lucky are you?

If our son waits as long as we did to have children, we’ll be 84.  No male on my Dad’s side has made it past 60. 

I live everyday as a Parent, of course.  And, what I decided after our son was born, was to also live everyday as a Grandparent.


Because I may never get the official privilege.  Seriously.  Ya with me?

Grandparents enter a stage in life, a season if you will, where withdrawing from life’s responsibilities and putting up their feet, almost seems like a rite of passage.  A final gift to take it easy, before they die.

Theoretically, retirees have more time and more money to invest in whatever they want to.

What if they invested it on the less fortunate, the needy, the overlooked, the sick, the weak?

Or at the very least, their Grandchildren.

It’s such a privilege to get older.  Tomorrow, when many observe our national holiday, Memorial Day, we might pause for a few moments of silence and thank those who never made it to old age, because they made the ultimate sacrifice, so we could.

Make it a GREAT day!  jeff noel  🙂