We all are faced with decisions.
Some are daily. Some weekly. Some monthly. Some annually.
Some only come once in a lifetime.
And these decisions never go away. There is no place to hide.
Good thing if you ask me. Who would want to hide? It’s so exciting, to have the privilege of living.
What are some of the once-in-a-lifetime decisions you’ve made that have made all the difference for you?
Turning 51 next week which is cause for reflection…
And yesterday I stumbled upon this You Tube video from last year’s Master’s Track & Field World Championships, which were held in Lahti, Finland.
Plenty of reasons to NOT celebrate midlife, right? Well, here, you’ll only find reasons TO celebrate. Plus, a funky and mesmerizing Suomi (Finland) groove.
Happy New Year’s Eve, the biggest drinking day of the year, in the entire world.
What will your New Year’s (or whatever date you use) Resolution be for 2010?
How did you do with the one(s) you made in 2009?
If you are curious enough or smart enough to pay attention, you can learn a lot from what I share. But like anything where excellence is a goal, the focus has to be constant.
Not everyone can keep up. That’s just the law of nature. There’s only a certain type that has that focus and discipline. What type are you?
Looking back to my 2009 resolution to start an Internet-based business, here are some numbers, mostly for posterity (and certainly not to boast):
- 20 – 2008 Mid Life Celebration blog posts
- 312 – 2009 Mid Life Celebration blog posts
Humongous difference, eh?
Why? Because of:
Are you getting this? Mid Life Crisis versus Mid Life Celebration.
These are simply mid life words, but the difference between the two sets of words is as profound as the difference here:
- Hate and Love
- War and Peace
- Terrorist and Missionary
- Dishonest and Honest
- Criminal and Saint
- Death and Life
- Apathy and Passion
- Crisis and Celebration
Have I told you lately how much joy it brings to know there are others out there who benefit as much from Mid Life Celebration as I do?
Three days away from New Year’s Eve. Got big plans for 2010?
What Joy it is to simply be alive to experience Christmas Eve one more time.
It is so easy to take the gift of life for granted. Would you agree?
As we count our blessings for making it to mid life, let us endeavor to help others learn from our successes and our challenges.
You have my commitment. I’ll continue to write five daily blogs to help bring a balanced approach to life’s four big choices:
What will you commit to?
Hey, I know its challenging to read all five every day. It is not an expectation, only a wish.
If I didn’t believe reading these each day would help others make the world a better place, I wouldn’t do it.
But I do believe.
And may I put it in a different perspective? Think about what it takes to write them, let alone simply read them.
Enjoy this Christmas Eve, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, please know that I wish you three simple things:
- Peace in your Soul
- Joy in your Spirit
- Love in your Heart
Today is the 2009 Winter Solstice.
Time marches on. It’s easy to lose track of time.
Isn’t that sort of how we get to mid life and go, “What happened? How did I get here? This isn’t where I thought I’d end up.”
Anyway, the Joy in this is that we are alive to comprehend it. You get that right? We are alive?