Mid Life versus a six-year old girl?

All three judges are in mid-life. They’re judging a six-year old little girl. Hardly seems fair. Odds are stacked against her.

Over 42 million You Tube views for this clip. If it doesn’t make you smile, please consider watching it again. Click here to play.

Thanks to my long-time friend and former Disney colleague, Dave, for sending the link. He knew I’d be amazed and grateful. He was right. I highly recommend his blog – disney dave

Today, I promise to take every opportunity I can to be really nice, and kind, to as many people as possible. Who knows how many more days we’ll get the priviege to do that? Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Mid Life Crisis Friday?

Mid Life Crisis Friday?

No way!

Today, I’m on Mid Life Celebration Friday.

There are quite a few people who think I’m crazy for the way I think about life.

There are quite a few people who I think are crazy for the way they don’t think about life.

Bottomline, ignoring the fact that we ain’t gonna live forever, doesn’t make that fact go away.

I will use that fact to inspire myself to live every moment today, as if it might be one of my last moments.


To live with as few regrets as possible.

You up for the challenge? I am. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂


Who said, “A life is not important, except for the impact it has on other lives“?

Number 42 said it. Number 42? Yep.

With relatives from Pennsylvania staying with us for a few weeks, our routine is adjusted. The TV is on more often, playing programs we do not normally watch. The ABC Evening News is a great example.

Charlie Gibson started talking about baseball having 15 games played yesterday. So?! Well, he then starts telling the story about how every player on this one team was wearing the same number. Number 42.

Then, he says that everyone on the opposing team was wearing number 42. What the?

Not only that, but all 30 teams that played those 15 games yesterday, had the number 42 on every jersey.


Because it was that day in history when a HUGE barrier was broken.

It was the day when you no longer had to be white to play baseball.

It was the day Jackie Robinson, a black man, first played major league baseball, 62 years ago.

I don’t know about you, but I’m eternally grateful to any person who pushes the boundaries and finds a better way.

Jackie Robinson, number 42, did that. We should all stand up and cheer.

I challenge myself to do something today that will make the world a better place. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

It’s Hard!

It’s hard to be focused everyday, especially when you’re really insanely busy.

Know what I mean?

Gotta go. Really busy. Tonight, I’ll try to post something profoundly simple, and simply profound.

Make it a GREAT day today. It’s hard in today’s economy, but never more important. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Midlife Mental Health?


If we live long enough, we get the privilege to “age”.

With every privilege, comes responsibility and risk.

In my Family, Alzheimer’s Disease is a real and ugly part of our life.

Here are five simple things we might consider to alleviate, not eliminate, the odds.