Mid Life Tuesday

Mid Life Tuesday. Two-fer Tuesday.

During my college years 1977 – 1983, there was a classic rock station in Philadelphia, WMMR 93.3. Zeppelin, The Who, Doors, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Genesis, Foghat, CCR, BTO, ELO, REO, Bad Company, Black Sabbath – you get the picture.

Tuesdays were a double shot, or two songs by the same artist for the price of one. Here ya go, two-fer Tuesday:

“One’s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness; not a mere rushing on”. — D. H. Lawrence

“I think in every country that there is at least one executive who is scared of going crazy”. — Joseph Heller

Makes me wonder,  “How many people are walking around, just a few steps away from a meltdown”?

If we can’t learn to be still, we can’t heal ourselves from the mid life crisis that leads to going crazy.

If not today, when? If not this week, when? If not this month, when? This year? Then when?

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Mid Life Monday

Mid Life Monday. Don’t you just love Mondays?

I do. And no, I’m not crazy. Okay, well maybe I am.

But anyway, back to the point. I love Mondays. And Tuesdays. And every day that ends with “day”.  🙂

“Next week there can’t be any crisis. My schedule is already full”.  — Henry Kissinger

Why do so many think of Monday morning as a crisis?

I guess when we’re dead, we won’t have to worry about Mondays any more.

Won’t that be great?

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Mid Life Sunday

Mid Life Sunday. A time for rest.

“By letting go, it all gets done; the world is won by those who let it go”.The Tao Te Ching

Yeah right. Ever seen my schedule? It’s probably like yours. Packed. Jam packed.

I like this quote, yet struggle with it’s simplicity because it’s so challenging to let go when there is so much to be done.

Ya with me? “Can I get an “Amen” for being crazy busy and knowing it’s important to slow down”?

Maybe that’s it? Maybe I worry about doing too much. But then, what happens if I don’t worry about it?

I often wonder if a farmer could be successful, sustainable, without worrying about so many things.

I seriously doubt it.

It’s one of life’s burdens we all have to learn how to carry.  Guess it’s a good thing I go to the gym.

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Mid Life Wishes?

Mid Life Wishes?

Heard the one, “Be careful what you wish for”?

How about this one, “What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want”?  — Mignon McLaughlin

Mid life is a wonderful opportunity to be thankful for all the questions swimming around in our heads.

Questions without easy answers.

Questions that may have more than one answer.

Questions that must be answered.

I’ve trained myself to resist the temptation to quit, to give up, to think it’s not worth it.

That too is a hard mid life challenge.  That too is one I can’t quit.

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Two Hardest Things in Mid Life

Mid Life – the two hardest things:

“The two hardest things in life are failure and success”. — Unknown

Wow!  In reading this quote last night, I was struck by it’s truth.

I hate to fail. It scares the heck out of me. I’m not talking about losing a monopoly game. Ya with me?

I also get scared to death of success.

In speaking with Tiger Woods back in May 2008, I asked him, “Do you ever get tired of being famous”?

He responded matter of factly, “Since day one”!

It’s a risk I have to take.

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