Ever get blindsided by the most unexpected joy?

Blue ribbon and Science (Fiction) fair
Our 6th-grader received a Blue-Ribbon from the 7th and 8th graders


Ever get blindsided by the most unexpected joy?

Not like the joy of becoming a parent, or grandparent, Aunt or Uncle. We see those coming.

But completely blindsided to something like this?

To tackle today in a balanced way, I love jumping from mind (this blog) to body (this blog).


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. I am very happy for you, Jeff! Congratulations and all good to you! Your spirit of joy, wonder and challenge has richly blessed my life!

  2. Jeff – what an incredible honor! You really have created a legacy! I am proud of you.

  3. Tell your son, job well done from a lady he has never met. Unexpected joy….the best.

  4. Patty, ironically enough, the Legacy banquet, paying tribute to Walt’s Legacy, was last night at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. And it was amazing. And the reality sinks in a bit deeper.

  5. Natalie, thank you. The big banquet was last night.

    It’s inspiring to follow God’s will and guidance in my heart and see where it leads. He is well pleased by your gratitude.

    So am I. 🙂

  6. Donna, will do. He’ll get embarrassed and I’ll “lecture” him (as he calls it) on what a special honor it is to have others appreciate His milestone moment. 🙂

    PS. Our talks only get labeled lectures if I go on too long, otherwise, it’s cool.

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