The gift of turning 17

Night time swimming in Orlando
August 11th. Earlier in the day we walked to Bryant University in Rhode Island.


Turning 17 today is a huge honor.

Most 17 year-olds (especially me in 1976) have no idea what a gift it is to see your 17th birthday.

At 17, much of what we have in our life is assumed.

A roof over our heads, free school, paved roads, plenty of drinkable water, access to medical treatment whenever necessary.

Can you imagine living in a part of the world where all this would feel like Heaven?

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.