Happy 59th birthday dude

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Happy 59th birthday dude.


Nine years ago you began a 10-year journey to “do everything in life you wanted to do” before your 60th birthday.


A realization that no male on your Dad’s side lived past 60.

Today you turn 59.

This is technically your final Summer.

Are you afraid?


Will you probably live past 60?


But nine years ago, and like today and tomorrow, you know no guarantee is ever granted anyone.

The greatest benefit in pursuing your weird and unconventional goal?

Eliminating shoulda, woulda, and coulda from your vocabulary.

And learning how to respect, live, and enjoy peace and contentment.


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Consistently and without fail is not a pipe dream

Blurry photo
Unintentional photo. It’s blurry nature is a metaphor for making consistent choices.


To be able to consistently, and without fail, tap into inner strength at any given moment would be wonderful.

It’s difficult.

But not impossible.

All we have to do is convince ourselves without a shadow of a doubt.

It’s easy to convince ourselves that there are exceptions.

Maybe there are.

Maybe there aren’t.

This is what makes consistency challenging.

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It starts, hopefully, and then it grows

Mickey and Minnie Muse holding hands
Random photo from the other day at Downtown Disney. It just speaks to gratitude.


It starts, hopefully, and then it grows…

A choice, a commitment, and a lifelong habit.

A positive mind-set.

An attitude that never fails.

Gratitude that can overcome any challenge.

Like anything else that’s valuable, it requires daily protection.

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Mid Life Updates

Rethink, Reprioritize, Recommit
Rethink, Reprioritize, Recommit

Happy Monday everyone.  Hope you had a great weekend. I actually worked Saturday at my “real job” – yes, I’m a career employee at a large company.

This whole five daily blogs thing is like a hobby, like growing a garden or something. And as any avid gardener will tell you, “It’s a labor of love.”

Quite literally, a labor of love – for a child.

Anyway, back to the updates:

1.  Erika Liodice’s Mid Life Celebration Guest Blogger post yesterday was a first here. Please check out her site, Beyond The Gray, if you want a midlife perspective from a not yet 30-year old.  Erika gave me “my first big break” as a Guest Blogger.

2.  The numbers thing the other day. (gulp) Well, that was sort of like a time capsule to look back on later.

3.  February is about Peace. Peace to me means –  tranquility, balance, solace, contentment, harmony, simplicity, acceptance.

MidLife Heartbreak?


Midlife heartbreak or midlife opportunity.  Pretty simple.  Two choices.  You get to pick one.

If you and your spouse (and yes, want to acknowledge some readers will not be parents), worked hard all your life and played by the rules, and you gave birth to a child without eyes and never able to walk, which would you pick?

Mid Life heartache or mid life opportunity?

Well, there was a Family that had to make this choice.  They were featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as well as numerous other media pieces, including a heartwarming You Tube Video feature, about 6 minutes long, available at the end of this post.

One of my “secrets” to unspeakable  joy is the daily effort to read, listen, watch, experience, think, do and reflect on the countless blessings that surround my ordinary life.

You have all these blessings too.  But in order to feel the Peace and Contentment that are the fruit of these blessings, you must become fully aware.

You must become willing to invest time everyday.  Even if it’s only six minutes. Will today be another day to postpone your new beginning?

If it’s not, click here.