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Simplicity

The Meaning Of Life Revealed

Breathtaking
Breathtaking

“To Love and be Loved.”

“Wait! That’s it? That’s all you got? Are you kidding me?”, people might be thinking.

And I say, “What? it’s too simple for you?”

Hello. Earth to astonished person. Wake up. Of course it’s simple.

It’s profoundly simple, and yet simply profound.

“To Love and be Loved.”

Most of life is simple. It’s our nature to want to complicate things, to believe, “Everything is important.”

Why?  It’s remains a mystery to this very day.  Perhaps it’s the whole “keeping up with the Jones” syndrome.

Simplicity is the way.  The only way.

By the way, “I’ll bet you still don’t have an answer, do you?”, he thought to himself as he finished writing this blog post.

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Simplicity

What’s You Biggest Dream?

Brain Power to Dream
Brain Power to Dream

It’s fun to dream big dreams, isn’t it?

We did this constantly as children, a little less often as adolescents, and even less as teenagers.

Well, maybe we dreamed more as teenagers, but mostly about  sex relationships.

But when did we stop dreaming about flying, or becoming an astronaut, artist, inventor, teacher, parent, Olympic athlete, President, CEO, farmer, race car driver, explorer, adventurer, writer, etc?

When?

When life started to get complicated.

When we can return to simplicity, our dreams will start to flourish again.

How do I know?  Because I’m writing this for you to read.

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Simplicity

Annoying Simplicity

Don't Bother Me Kid
Don't Bother Me Kid

Okay, my wife says I march to the beat of a different drummer. And after 50 years, I’m finally okay with that. It’s who I am – who I want to be.

Are ya with me?  Are you cool with who you are? With the way people judge perceive you?

No, really, are you?  Most people are, right? Because most people are pretty “normal” (whatever that means).

But if you’ve ever felt sort of out on the edge, the fringe so to speak, it’s a fairly lonely place to be. And it takes guts to be out there.

Had to tell you all of that to tell you this: “You didn’t give enough consideration to yesterday’s challenge to have a convincing answer today.”

How do I know? Because I live on the fringes, an outsider. Outsiders know. Wish it was explainable.

So, may I ask you, again, to take yesterday’s challenge more seriously today?

You know what, don’t even worry about. It’s far too much to ask of an adult, in mid life, to have an immediate, and convincing answer to the most basic of childhood questions.

Just tell those precious young minds to run along, and not to bother you.

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Joy In Your Spirit

Life Is Short Play Hard

Mid Life words are helpful. So are mid life phrases:

  • Just do it
  • Carpe diem
  • Life is short, play hard

Life can change in an instant.  This One-Take-You Tube video I shot the other day while leaving from my podiatrist illustrates this perfectly.

Life is short, play hard. Carpe diem. Just do it.

And expect Joy to follow.

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Joy In Your Spirit

Mid Life Words

Nothing Under Mid Life
Nothing Under Mid Life

Are you getting this? Mid Life Crisis versus Mid Life Celebration.

These are simply mid life words, but the difference between the two sets of words is as profound as the difference here:

  • Hate and Love
  • War and Peace
  • Terrorist and Missionary
  • Dishonest and Honest
  • Criminal and Saint
  • Death and Life
  • Apathy and Passion
  • Crisis and Celebration

Have I told you lately how much joy it brings to know there are others out there who benefit as much from Mid Life Celebration as I do?

Three days away from New Year’s Eve. Got big plans for 2010?