Too Thankful at Mid Life?

Too thankful at Mid Life?


Richard Bach said something that may be perceived as being too thankful:

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in it’s hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.”

Is it possible, to be thankful for problems?

Or, as Richard Bach suggests, is it possible, we actually go looking for problems?

All I know is problems are everywhere and impact everyone.

I hope I never stop calling them opportunities and challenges.

Life is hard. Life is good.

Make it a great mid-life day, because if you don’t, who will? Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

What is your heart set upon?

What is your heart set upon?

In a quote, here’s a filter I use:

Before we set our hearts too much upon any thing, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it“. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

May we all find what we’re looking for.

May we all like what we find.

And most importantly, it would seem, may we all be able to give it away so others may be blessed by it.

Everyday, I’m reminded how blessed I am to be alive. This makes me exceedingly grateful.

Case in point. Today I received a cortisone shot in my left heel. This is one of the most painful types of shots a human can get.

I told Dr. Curtis Wagner that I was thankful to have a foot to get a shot in. I know several people who are missing one or both of their feet.

What would they give to feel that aweful pain?

Probably everything.

My heart is set upon good health, in four key Mid-Life areas: Mind, Body, Spirit and Money.

My wife’s 94-year old Grammy used to say, “Health is Wealth“!

Words to live by and a goal to set our heart upon.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

The Greatest Blessings of Mankind?

The greatest blessings of mankind?

“The great blessings of mankind are within us, and within our reach; but we shut our eyes and, like people in the dark, fall short of the very thing we search for without finding it”. — Seneca

For me, the greatest blessing of mankind is about two weeks away.

In America, we mostly celebrate it with colored eggs, chocolate bunnys and marshmellow peeps, because, “that’s the way we’ve always done it”.

It’s as if we are in the dark to the true “reason for the season”.

When we stop chasing it, I’m convinced, peace, joy and love will find us.

Very often though, I forget my own advice and have to question things, and start all over.

Today, I promise to be present.

I’ll leave a light on for you too.

Make it a “bright” day, and see all the simple blessings at your feet, and all around you. They’re there everyday, if we only had eyes to see…..carpe diem, jeff 🙂