Dear readers, filled with gratitude and wonder because of you

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Been thinking a lot about the people who frequently visit Mid Life Celebration’s five blogs. It’s a feeling of gratitude and wonder.

Grateful you feel there’s reason to return.

Yet can’t help but wonder, “Why?”

After six consecutive years of daily blogging, numbers of visits and comments have long been abandoned as motivation, or as goals.

i write because it’s no longer possible to imagine life without daily writing.

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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.


  1. Jeff,

    Much like your writing has become a habit for life, reading daily has become a routine of encouragement.

    Thanks for your efforts!!!


  2. Bob, what you just said is what i label ‘seemingly insignificant’.

    Meaning, what you wrote in the reply is the first thought that came to mind for you.

    Not really a big deal to you.

    But a big deal to me.

    Hard to explain why except maybe this, “i too look forward to reading the posts every morning”.

    Without daily (particularly in the morning solitude) self-reflection – who are we and what will we become? Those two questions may never get answered.

    But you and i (and the others who self-reflect) yearn to be God’s instrument for a greater good.

    Thank you for being part of this dedicated community.

  3. Hi Jeff,

    I believe I originally “found” you through Lee Cockerell’s blog. I’ve been a fan of the Disney Institute since I stayed there in October 2000, and have since attended two day-long programs. I was originally drawn to your Disney connection, and that fact that you traveled and shared so much about where you were and what you were doing. I continue to read for the same reasons, but also because of the daily reminders and motivation. The ‘real life in real time” aspect of your writing is fascinating. And the 90 day “lag” has been an interesting twist, as sometimes I feel compelled to comment (for example, about the Disneyland trip), but realize it happened months ago.

    Thanks for asking!


  4. Brian, thanks for sharing your thoughts. It’s refreshing to read someone else’s writing besides my own. lol

    Glad the ‘daily reminders and motivation’ resonate for you. Totally get it. That’s why i also follow. No, seriously, for real. Can’t wait to see what i wrote 100 days prior. Weird, yet fun.

    Think of the posts like a reality show, recorded in real time, but put in a que to be aired in the future.

    Have since written an additional surplus and am now writing 100 days in advance – meaning, there is a 500 post surplus waiting to take flight.

    Got to this surplus from having too much to share and not wanting to publish multiple posts to the same blog on the same day. And yet, not wanting to wait a day to write. Some days, i write for 10-12 hours. Crazy.

    Have an awesome day Brian.

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