Of what special skills, strengths, achievements, or potential

florida pool
Last night, October 5, before the High School football game…a screen capture from a security camera.

 

Regarding our Son, of what special skills, strengths, achievements, or potential are we especially proud?

 

Skills: Honesty, behaving admirably, personal responsibility, self-control, initiative, fun.

Strengths: Kindness, creativity, learning, simplicity, perseverance, story creation including complex storylines. A sense of humor. Instinct; similar to an animal’s, he can sense other’s energy as sincere or insincere.

Achievements: Overcoming shyness (including self-confidence challenges) and transitioning from a middle school with 11 students to a high school of 500.

 

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Do the math

Family trip to Glacier
Summer 2018 (1, 2, 3).

 

Add up:

The number of days we hugged after school before driving home.

The number of mornings i kissed your forehead then knelt to pray at the foot of your bed while you slept.

The number of dinners we said our Family prayer, the second half of which contains the meaning of life (peace in your soul, joy in your spirit, and love in your heart).

The number of hours we spent together.

The honesty, the behaving admirably, the self-control, the personal responsibility, the initiative, and the fun you observed and were taught.

The number of times i reminded you i’d die for you in a heartbeat.

The number of conversations we had in which i taught you about the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit, money and hq.

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The jar has been there for 18 years

Bead jar jeff noel
Final bead comes out today. The bear jar has been on my desk for 18 years.

 

The jar has been there for 18 years.

The jar was filled with 936 small beads – one bead for every weekend in an 18-year old’s life.

Our Son turns 18 tomorrow.

i have a calendar appointment for every Saturday labeled “take a bead”.

Today is Saturday.

The jar in the photo above is now empty.

 

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Do you remember turning 18?

Disney Institute Keynote Speaker
Do you remember turning 18?

 

Do you remember turning 18?

Many doors open for you when you turn 18.

Many close.

As an official adult, concessions you get automatically as a teen, you are no longer entitled to.

You become the fulltime owner of your life.

You own every mistake.

You deserve every victory.

And all the stuff that falls in between is your responsibility to manage, sustain, and improve.

 

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