Mid Life Memorial Day

“Whatever you do, if you do it sincerely, will eventually become a bridge to your wholeness, a good ship that carries you through the darkness”.  — Carl Jung

There is a return on our investment for living a good and decent life.

One way to be decent is to respect those that work hard to make our Country free.  I just posted a Memorial Day thought at

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂


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 🙂


More Goodness?

More?  Goodness?  More Goodness?

Mid Life Goodness?  Indeed.

At mid-life, shouldn’t we be on our way to making the world a better place?

Look, I’m an optimist.   That doesn’t make me a bad person, anymore than someone who’s not an optimist. Different strokes for different folks.  Fair enough?

How does one acquire mid-life wisdom in order to want to think about mid-life goodness all the time?

I don’t know exactly.   We might at least agree that we will all do this, or not do this, in our own unique way, on our own time schedules.

Here’s a tactic I use to practice courage.  And, I believe courage is a critical success factor.

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes;  he who does not ask the question remains a fool forever“.   — Chinese Proverb

I love how quotes like this make me think at a different, and perhaps obvious, level.  Hope your day is filled with courage and great thinking.  Carpe diem, jeff 🙂


Is May Goodness Month?

Is May Goodness Month?

Yes. Goodness, to me, is a fundamental attitude to do good, versus the distinct opposite, which is to not do good.

This becomes especially clear if you’re on the receiving end of the opposite of Goodness. Ya with me now?

May is dedicated to thoughts on Goodness, collected here and there from the past 35 years of living, traveling, reading, observing, etc.

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny

Quote from Frank Outlaw.

Mid-life is a great time to do an inventory of our lives and ask, “Is a fundamental attitude to do Good a bad thing”?

With a followup question, “On a scale, 1 -10, ten being high, one being low, where do I rate myself”?

Hey, it’s a no-brainer that you can do whatever you want. We all have choices. I think about them all the time, because I know an eight-year old who’s watching me every day.

Make today a great mid-life celebration, if you can. Carpe diem, jeff 🙂