What makes your life good?

pedestrian struck by car near Disney
Walking to gym yesterday, stopped at an intersection for the “walking person” icon to illuminate that it’s safe to cross.


pedestrian struck by car near Disney
i spotted the sneaker right away and with five police cars parked in the intersection at 7:30am, i knew this couldn’t be good.


pedestrian struck by car near Disney
Praying for a miracle. The two officers (left) confirmed a person had been hit by a car, but couldn’t give any other details. Later, as i drove to Magic Kingdom, i saw the windshield of the car that struck the pedestrian. i don’t see how anyone could have survived. i also prayed hard for the driver (and still am).


What makes your life good?

You can believe what others say.

You can decide for yourself.


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He Said Pushing His Son To Excel Pushed Him Away

We spent the weekend at Disney instead of going camping.
Kids (especially great spellers) notice the coolest things, like misspellings.

Going through each day of our lives, we are presented with a multitude of free learning opportunities. I often wonder how many I miss and how others feel about this concept.

Yesterday in North Carolina, in complete casual conversation, I asked a stranger if he had any advice on raising boys, since his boy is almost 18. He said, “Communication“.

He pushed his son so hard in sports that his son started to pull away and retreat – while they we’re together. It was no longer fun for the boy to be with his Dad, during years 12-14.

Duly noted.

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Crazy Means Different Things To Different People

Crazy means different things to different people. What one defines as crazy, to another is simply business as usual. Yesterday was a major milestone for some people – their first (and probably last) marathon.

For others, it was a Sunday morning and an opportunity for a routine visit to a Disney Park – father, son, son’s friend…here’s how it played out. (each photo has a caption)

Driving through town to visit Epcot for a few hours.
January 8, 2012 approx 9:30am. The Disney full Marathon began at 5:30am
We watched some of the finish (4:22 - 4:40 finishing times)
Approximately 16k+ runners earned this yesterday (Jan. 8, 2012)
He carried our Flag 26.2 miles.
Very last runner at mile 25, French pavilion Epcot World Showcase, 2pm Jan. 8

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Every Man Is Guilty

“Every Man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do”.Voltaire

This thought almost has me speechless.  Seriously.  Wow.

This is a profoundly simple, yet simply profound statement.  Why?

It signifies, perhaps, one of the original seeds of mid life crisis.  We get to mid life and question, “What the heck happened to all my plans to do great things”?

If we are strong enough and focused enough, to have the will to turn our mid life crisis into a mid life celebration, we can realize a second chance in life.  It’s up to each one of us.  And yes, it will NOT be easy, but it will be worth celebrating.  Big time!

Mid Life Repetition?

What is Mid Life Repetition?

My guess? It’s taking something important, and doing it over and over again.

It could also apply to unimportant things.

Either way, repetition is what creates habits. There may be exceptions, of course.

So here’s a repeat of a quote I posted awhile back, from Carl Jung:

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes“.

It will be a challenge, but I will not back down from trying to develop the habit of Goodness.

Some say we become what we repeatedly think about. That can be a really good, mid-life choice. Carpe diem, jeff 🙂