Mid Life Errors?

Mid Life Errors?

“Rather an error of the intellect, than an error of the heart”. —  jeff noel

There have been times in my life when I’ve made “stupid mistakes“.  And I’m certain there are more to be made as long as I’m alive.  Ya with me?

However, there have been very few that I’ve intentionally gone out of my way to be hurtful.

It’s my intention to never do that again, ever!

While I’ll never be labeled a genius, there’s still a chance to be labeled “a good man with a good heart“.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Boomer Bloggers Carnival?

What is Boomer Bloggers Carnival?

Not sure exactly, but I’m checking it out. 


Because there’s something about change and good ideas that I don’t want to miss.

There’s a post at jungle jeff.net that is an interesting look at how President Obama and The White House have a blog.

Do you have:

  • Cell phone
  • Postal Address
  • Computer
  • e-mail address
  • LinkedIn profile
  • Facebook profile
  • Website
  • Blog

Most will say yes to the first four, but hardly any boomers will say yes to all of the final four.


Don’t know exactly.   I do know that the final four are as common as the first four, to the generations younger than the Baby Boomers.

Remember how we used to (and maybe still do) look at the older generations as “old”?

There’s a reason for that.

We don’t stop doing things because we get old.  We get old because we stop doing things.

Just do it and carpe diem, jeff  🙂

Mid Life VIP?

Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good“.  — Ann Landers

Ann Landers’s quote should come as no surprise to anyone who’s reached mid-life wisdom.

At Disney, they define VIP as, “Very Individual Person“.

It may be safe to say that when we treat someone as an individual, we treat them as a VIP – Very Important Person.

Make it a GREAT day!  Because if you don’t, who will?  If not now, when?  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Most Beautiful Mid-Life Compensation?

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself“. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

There isn’t much more a person can say after that, except maybe, “Please read it again“.

Make today a great mid-life day to help someone.  Carpe diem, jeff 🙂

Little eyes are watching your mid-life

Little eyes are watching your mid life.

Here’s a poem a friend sent after he read a Lane 8 post, entitled, “Who’s Watching You“, about a week ago.

Little eyes are watching you

There are little eyes upon you
and they’re watching night and day.
There are little ears that quickly
take in every word you say.

There are little hands all eager
to do anything you do;
And a little boy who’s dreaming
of the day he’ll be like you.

You’re the little fellow’s idol,
you’re the wisest of the wise.
In his little mind about you
no suspicions ever rise.

He believes in you devoutly,
holds all you say and do;
He will say and do, in your way
when he’s grown up just like you.

There’s a wide eyed little fellow
who believes you’re always right;
and his eyes are always opened,
and he watches day and night.

You are setting an example
every day in all you do;
For the little boy who’s waiting
to grow up to be like you.

Reminds me of Harry Chapin’s classic folk song, “Cat’s In The Cradle“.

If you clicked the linked and watched Harry Chapin set up his song he wrote about his son Josh, you heard him say, in reference to the song’s meaning, “It scares me to death“.

Can I get an, “AMEN“!, on the scared to death part.

This is why I blog. This is why I stay positive. This is why I think so much about what I do and don’t do.

Our sons and daugthers are watching us. Carpe diem, jeff 🙂