Mid Life Grandparent?

Mid Life Sunday.  Ain’t it great to be alive.  I know I said that yesterday, but how can I not say it again?

Seriously!  It ought to be said every single day.  And if you’re a mid-life Grandparent, how lucky are you?

If our son waits as long as we did to have children, we’ll be 84.  No male on my Dad’s side has made it past 60. 

I live everyday as a Parent, of course.  And, what I decided after our son was born, was to also live everyday as a Grandparent.

Why?

Because I may never get the official privilege.  Seriously.  Ya with me?

Grandparents enter a stage in life, a season if you will, where withdrawing from life’s responsibilities and putting up their feet, almost seems like a rite of passage.  A final gift to take it easy, before they die.

Theoretically, retirees have more time and more money to invest in whatever they want to.

What if they invested it on the less fortunate, the needy, the overlooked, the sick, the weak?

Or at the very least, their Grandchildren.

It’s such a privilege to get older.  Tomorrow, when many observe our national holiday, Memorial Day, we might pause for a few moments of silence and thank those who never made it to old age, because they made the ultimate sacrifice, so we could.

Make it a GREAT day!  jeff noel  🙂

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

What a joy it must be to have the honor, and blessing, to be called Mother, Mom, or my personal favorite, Mommy!

And if you’re a Mom at Mid Life, hope you and yours have a great Mid Life Celebration today.

A mid-life quote, just to sprinkle a little mid life insight on your thoughts today:

The real compensation of a right action is inherent in having performed it“.  — Seneca

Make it a GREAT mid life celebration for the special Mothers, Grand Mothers, and Great Grand Mothers, in your life.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Mid Life Saturdays?

Happy Mid Life Saturday.  And, a mid-life quote:

“Rather suffer an injustice than commit one”.  — Unknown

Took me a looooong time to comprehend this.  But now I do.

Carpe diem, jeff 🙂

PS.  I’ve found many people too busy for self-reflection and contemplation.  It is what it is.  No right or wrong “answer”.

Which one are you?  One who does, or one who does not?

Mid Life Repetition?

What is Mid Life Repetition?

My guess? It’s taking something important, and doing it over and over again.

It could also apply to unimportant things.

Either way, repetition is what creates habits. There may be exceptions, of course.

So here’s a repeat of a quote I posted awhile back, from Carl Jung:

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes“.

It will be a challenge, but I will not back down from trying to develop the habit of Goodness.

Some say we become what we repeatedly think about. That can be a really good, mid-life choice. Carpe diem, jeff 🙂