The early days of Mid Life Celebration

Mid Life Celebration art 2008
Mid Life Celebration art 2008…the pen is added to reveal the use of 8.5 x 11 printer paper for the canvas.
Mid Life Celebration art 2008
Originally, only four themes were created: mind, body, spirit, work. The colors; grey matter, brown as median skin color, red for blood, and green for USA dollars.
Mid Life Celebration art 2008
Trying to find an image for brain/mind. The post-it note was an easy way to add the edit.

The early days of Mid Life Celebration…yesterday, i stumbled upon these crayon sketches and handmade business card ideas from December 2008 and January 2009.

Today, March 10, 2019, on this “Spring Forward” clock change morning, it’s helpful for this moment of pause to see what the dream seed looked like a decade ago.

PS. i coined the phrase Mid Life Celebration somewhere around 2001, less than a year after becoming a dad. Officially incorporated the LLC January 1, 2009.

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Life-giving​ view every morning

dawn from home office window
Even when traveling, i awake at 5AM to begin writing, and always open the hotel room curtains to watch darkness turn to sunrise. Photo: 5 minutes ago at home.

Life-giving view every morning.

Watching darkness slowly turn to sunrise every morning for a decade has changed the way i see the value of life, a single day at a time.

It seems so insignificant.

But actually doing it reveals it’s magnificent significance.

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A.R.E.

thank you note
A neighbor drew this image of our new home in 1992. She then made a box of note cards out of it. Used one yesterday.

A.R.E.

The free, inexhaustible fuel.

  • Appreciation.
  • Recognition.
  • Encouragement.

While the four remodeling crew workers (including the owner) greatly appreciated the generous cash gift they individually received, they came back inside the house to thank me for the sentiments i wrote on each of their cards.

A few specific, sincere, and timely sentiments on each card.

It touched them.

And surprisingly, because i didn’t expect them to do what they did, that touched me.

In the giving we receive. Crazy, i know.

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Over and under

Glacier National Park from a distance
Water is so soft compared to a rock. Yet water can carve a river of stone, given enough time.

We overestimate what we can do in a week. We underestimate what we can do in a month.

We overestimate what we can do in a month and underestimate what we can do in a year.

We overestimate what we can do in a day, and underestimate what we can do in a decade.

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