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A short story about “and then I realized”

Quote about holding onto pain
From a social media update but i can’t recall where. This short story, below, has been a huge growth experience.

 

A short story about “and then I realized”

The people i want to talk to the most almost always get a call, text, or email from me first.

The people i want to talk to the most rarely (almost never) initiate a call, text, or email.

And then i realized this (a long time ago, actually).

But for some unknown reason that i still can’t explain to this day, i felt a nagging guilt about how to remedy this.

Mostly, i felt like it was my place to always be the initiator.

i didn’t like it, and i still don’t.

And then i realized there was never any written or even weirdly implied expectation for me to always go first.

Over the years (decades) i suggested to some of my family and friends that we could set up some sort of schedule to call.

But many of my family and friends never liked that idea for whatever reasons and no process was ever tried.

And by the way, trying something new is only a starting point. A point from which things can be tweaked with input from those involved. Each Family member and Friend may like something a little different.

i’m used to scheduling things because i worked in a career that required me to be organized and to plan ahead in order to get the things done that were the most important.

And then i realized i have a choice that i have never done before.  What would happen if i stop calling, texting, and emailing?

And then i realized, i don’t need to feel guilty anymore.

And then i also realized, everyone is OK with this, and i was just making it a bigger deal than it really was/is.

Now I feel free.

And then i realized, i like this feeling of freedom.

If the phone doesn’t ring, it’s me.

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Dear Son

Hey jeff, don’t forget your clock is tickin’

Going to the sun road
Going-To-The-Sun Road

 

Going to the sun road
Perhaps it is.

 

Going to the sun road
Wow.

 

Mindlessly going from one day to the next, thinking that sometime in the future we’ll become serious about getting our priorities straight, once and for all.

How’s that working out so far?

Live like you mean it means something to you or it doesn’t.

Which is it?

Truth is, we all flow in and out of sunny (smooth) days and cloudy (turbulent) days.

Life’s “weather” should never dictate our joy, gratitude, resolve, or attitude.

 

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Peace In Your Soul

#Surrender

#Surrender

Surrender and the serenity prayer is the same thing.

Letting go of things i can’t control is the key to peace.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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Peace In Your Soul

Consistently and without fail is not a pipe dream

Blurry photo
Unintentional photo. It’s blurry nature is a metaphor for making consistent choices.

 

To be able to consistently, and without fail, tap into inner strength at any given moment would be wonderful.

It’s difficult.

But not impossible.

All we have to do is convince ourselves without a shadow of a doubt.

It’s easy to convince ourselves that there are exceptions.

Maybe there are.

Maybe there aren’t.

This is what makes consistency challenging.

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It starts, hopefully, and then it grows

Mickey and Minnie Muse holding hands
Random photo from the other day at Downtown Disney. It just speaks to gratitude.

 

It starts, hopefully, and then it grows…

A choice, a commitment, and a lifelong habit.

A positive mind-set.

An attitude that never fails.

Gratitude that can overcome any challenge.

Like anything else that’s valuable, it requires daily protection.

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