Mid Life Celebration, LLC is comprised of five daily blogs revolving around Life’s Big Choices: Mind, Body, Spirit, Money & HQ. The themes look like this:
MIND: Mid Life Celebration – “The Next Lecture”
BODY: Lane 8 – “Staying Motivated”
SPIRIT: jeff noel.org – “31 Days of Thankfulness”
MONEY: jungle jeff – “Dear Son”
HQ: jeff noel.com – “Life’s To Do Lists (Referrals)”
This is gonna be an awesome month. Doing something I’ve never done before.
It was hard wasn’t it?
How can you pick one single solitary song, when there are ten’s of thousands, if not hundred’s of thousands of songs to pick from?
So, after re-reading the list from yesterday’s blog post, it just hit me this morning.
“Cat’s In The Cradle“, by Harry Chapin is my all-time favorite song.
Our son will turn out just like me. This song reminds me everyday to be careful what I say and do.
What about you?
“Identify your highest skill and devote your time to performing it. Delegate all other skills”. — Ronald Brown
Mid life adults get to mid life for a variety of reasons, including luck, passion, focus, discipline, etc. What we do once we get to mid life is a different game though.
Many reasons to be sure. Well, at least if we pay attention. Many people at mid life have the proverbial Mid Life Crisis, lasting from a few hours, a few months, and even a few years.
One of the mid life tips to consider is to do what Ronald Brown suggests. Only one challenge with that though?
Most have no idea what their highest skill is. None. Crisis? What crisis?
Mid life common sense?
Watching President Obama last night give his “First 100 Days” speech, he spoke of many things facing our Nation and the World.
First up was Swine Flu.
What struck me about this topic, is what all of us can do. He listed a handful of easy, simple steps. See if any of this sounds ridculous.
1. Wash your hands often.
2. Cover your mouth when you sneeze.
3. Don’t touch your eyes or mouth without washing your hands.
4. If you’re sick, stay home.
5. If your child is sick, keep them home.
After 50 years on this planet, I’ve learned many important lessons. Many of them were learned “the hard way”.
Hours before the President’s speech, while driving my son home from school, we talked about this very subect. It was good timing, because the school is also teaching the kids what to do.
Mid life is like this. There are simple things we can do to alleviate certain “dangers”. The difference is we already know these things to be self-evident, or common sense.
The other difference is we don’t need anyone to tell us.
Or do we?
Make it a great day to practice mid-life common sense. Because if you don’t, who will. Carpe diem, jeff 🙂