Can you text me one thing each morning?

jeff noel quote
This came to me two days ago. Wisdom is action (and sometimes intentional inaction). Common sense without action is not common sense.


Can you text me one thing each morning in addition to your blood pressure readings?

One thing you are grateful for as you take your blood pressure.

Do you know why i ask?

Because i know you can do it.

And because i believe it will help you.

The fact that someone is asking you to do this for yourself is something to be grateful for.

And the fact i am alive is a bonus gratitude item. Not all children live longer than their parents.

i am grateful because i know you know all this to be true. i am also grateful that you are alive. Not every parent gets a chance to have a 7th decade of life.




This website is about our mental attitude. To easily leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.


On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.


MidLife Heartbreak?


Midlife heartbreak or midlife opportunity.  Pretty simple.  Two choices.  You get to pick one.

If you and your spouse (and yes, want to acknowledge some readers will not be parents), worked hard all your life and played by the rules, and you gave birth to a child without eyes and never able to walk, which would you pick?

Mid Life heartache or mid life opportunity?

Well, there was a Family that had to make this choice.  They were featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as well as numerous other media pieces, including a heartwarming You Tube Video feature, about 6 minutes long, available at the end of this post.

One of my “secrets” to unspeakable  joy is the daily effort to read, listen, watch, experience, think, do and reflect on the countless blessings that surround my ordinary life.

You have all these blessings too.  But in order to feel the Peace and Contentment that are the fruit of these blessings, you must become fully aware.

You must become willing to invest time everyday.  Even if it’s only six minutes. Will today be another day to postpone your new beginning?

If it’s not, click here.