What exactly is a midlife crisis for women? It has different meaning for different people. It’s 7:00AM here in Orlando. Just finished reading today’s article from Everyday Health, which speaks about midlife crisis affecting women.
Why would you want to read this, if you’re a man? Or if you’re a woman but have never had a midlife crisis?
Simply this, know that someday, if you are like most humans, you will come to the proverbial fork in the road. And the road you’ve been on may not be the road you want to continue traveling on.
Mid Life Celebration was created years ago in an effort to work through my own mid life crisis. It can be the best time in your life, but only if you embrace it’s reality with a sincere desire to be thankful for it, and, an uncommon passion to celebrate it.
Who loves pushy women? I mean, who is completely thankful for pushy women? What am I talking about?
Women who pushed the boundaries of what people thought women could do. I don’t know what motivates or inspires you, however, it would seem that we all have more in common than we think.
Most people know and understand this simple truth – there are people who push the boundaries of what’s possible. They make the impossible, possible. How can we not be thankful for that?
Wednesday in Alaska, I was simply walking through the Anchorage International Airport, and saw a picture on the wall, walked over to see what it was, read the description, gave thanks for Susan Butcher’s life, and then shot this short jeffnoelmidlife You Tube video:
“I have a confession”, our son told me last night as I was checking in on my social media routine.
His confession was nothing alarming. You see, we recently made an agreement that if he reaches a certain goal (with one of his daily chores) by the end on this month, he can pick out some Lego pods from the Lego store at Disney World (we live next door to Disney World).
However, while I was in Anchorage, Alaska this week, my wife got him one of these Lego pods. They are small and inexpensive, in the big picture.
He was worried that he broke some sort of deal with me. He did not. Not as far as I’m concerned anyway.
What he really did though, was remind me how thankful I am to have placed so much time and energy (worry) on developing honesty as a core value. “You will never get in trouble for telling the truth”, is the mantra he’s heard over and over again.
This also makes me thankful for repetition. Over and over again. Repetition is the “mother” of all learning. It is the root of evil and the root of goodness. But only if we focus on it, over and over again.