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Everything Is Important

What jeff noel Believes Is Most Important – Reprise

It's fairly simple.

Peace in our soul, Joy in our spirit, and Love in our heart, for all our family, all our friends and especially all those people less fortunate.

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Five Daily Blogs, Seriously?

What jeff noel Believes Is Most Important

Teaching Children's Liturgy Of The Word helps me think about life's priorities.

God is first, my Family is second and I am third – Faith, Hope and Love.

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This Is Just For Me

100 Years From Now

We worry about things that don’t matter. Human nature they say.

So, then how do we conquer negative paradigms?

We could, for starters, remember that 100 years from now, no one will remember any of the mistakes we made as we tried.

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Goodness Hope

Want The New Buzz?

Springtime Singles Rebirth
Springtime Singles Rebirth

The new buzz isn’t from a can or a bottle.

The new buzz is from a ready and willing heart.

The long way is the short cut.

Baby Boomers and Gen X-er’s have the greatest opportunity to be a catalyst for positive change.

Old habits are hard to break and almost never broken.

As the saying goes, “Put up or shut up.”

The world needs role models who do more than talk about what needs to be done.

Are you that kind of person?

Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?

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Thankfulness

Midlife Traditions

Midlife traditions, Father-Son Traditions. Traditions are simply one more way to be mindful of all we have to be thankful for.  Here’s the second of seven Father Son traditions, from November 18.

“One, two, three.”

Through the years, I’ve met people who do things that capture my attention. Little things usually.  Seemingly insignificant actually.  Some are not good and others are brilliant.

This one is from Leslie (her real name).  She and her daughter had a tradition that was easy to do and could be creativity extended beyond their particular use.

Leslie would gently, and randomly, squeeze her daughter’s hand – first one time, pause, then twice, pause, then finally three times.  This meant, “I – Love – You.”

After initiating this when our son was about two years old, I started to experiment with other ways:

  • Blink once, pause, blink twice, pause, blink three times
  • With a hand resting on his knee, squeezing it the same as his hand
  • Hugging, the same process
  • Using fingers – hold up one finger, then two, then three
  • Writing a note, “1 – 2 – 3”

The beauty of these is in their simplicity and repeatability. That’s the secret to a lasting midlife tradition.