It’s a love-hate relationship isn’t it? Historically about the best a United States President can hope for, is half the population will like what he does.
What can we learn from this?
Press on – to serve, to strive, and not to yield. You will never be everyone’s favorite.
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 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.
Mid life common sense?
Watching President Obama last night give his “First 100 Days” speech, he spoke of many things facing our Nation and the World.
First up was Swine Flu.
What struck me about this topic, is what all of us can do. He listed a handful of easy, simple steps. See if any of this sounds ridculous.
1. Wash your hands often.
2. Cover your mouth when you sneeze.
3. Don’t touch your eyes or mouth without washing your hands.
4. If you’re sick, stay home.
5. If your child is sick, keep them home.
After 50 years on this planet, I’ve learned many important lessons. Many of them were learned “the hard way”.
Hours before the President’s speech, while driving my son home from school, we talked about this very subect. It was good timing, because the school is also teaching the kids what to do.
Mid life is like this. There are simple things we can do to alleviate certain “dangers”. The difference is we already know these things to be self-evident, or common sense.
The other difference is we don’t need anyone to tell us.
Or do we?
Make it a great day to practice mid-life common sense. Because if you don’t, who will. Carpe diem, jeff 🙂