Geese swimming in a stream
Yesterday morning. Peaceful. But only ten seconds prior…


Yellow Lab in stream with Geese
We arrived just as the Lab arrived.


Yellow Lab in stream with Geese
You knew it was only a matter of time.


Yellow Lab in stream with Geese



The goal in life is to act on the things we can change and to let go of what we can’t.

That simple, daily exercise is enough to cause great stress lasting a lifetime because so much of our decision making could go either way – and what if we decide wrongly?

Now add to that the stress from a world in turmoil from an invisible enemy, terror.

We see what we want to see.

The fine print?

It’s our personal responsibility to overcome this and not only that, but to thrive in spite of it all.

Last night’s Republican National Convention is sure to cause stress for many people today. For others it will offer hope. The laws of nature include opposites like light and darkness, good and evil, hot and cold, flood and draught. It is up to me to act on these scenarios.




This website is about our mental attitude. To easily leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.


On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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.