Mid Life Observations

Mid Life Observations?


“You can observe a lot by watching”.  — Yogi Berra

Profoundly simple and simply profound, are the keys to success in life, particularly at mid life.

Today, I’m going to try to not be so busy that I can’t appreciate the little things.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂


Hatred at Mid Life?

Hatred at Mid Life?

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not”.  — Andre Gide

I believe this mid life quote to be true, but struggle sometimes to make it real.


Because it takes courage.  Having courage can make you unpopular and lonely.

Who wants that at mid life?  

Yet courage, really, is one of the few things in mid-life that makes us whole.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Mid Life Anger?

Anger at Mid Life?


There’s a lot we have to be angry about at mid life.

Yet, may I humbly submit this midlife quote for your consideration?

“Anyone who angers you, conquers you”.  — Sister Kenny

Sometimes, it takes every fiber in my body and soul not to get angry.  And like other lessons I’ve learned through 50 years of life, staying focused and disciplined is always better and more productive than not.

Good luck.  Stay with it.   Don’t give up.  Forgive yourself and keep trying.

There’s a Chinese proverb that says something to this effect:

“Fall down seven times, get up eight”.

Make it a GREAT day.  Carpe diem. jeff noel  🙂