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A Few Days Ago There Were 230 in Uncategorized
A Few Days Ago There Were 230 in Uncategorized

Happy Cyber-Monday. Hope you had a nice weekend. A few quick updates:

  • Deconstructing Mid Life Celebration a little.
  • Removed a few of the Header Pages
  • These former Pages are posted below for posterity
  • Re-categorizing” all the Uncategorized Posts

So the Randy Pausch, The Christmas Gift and Better Blogging 101 are gone from the Header Pages. And soon, the Uncategorized category will be empty.

Pardon the cyber-dust.

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This Is Just For Me Would Your Life Change?

We Are Most Beautiful When…

We are most beautiful when we are our authentic selves.

And we know this intuitively.

Counter-intuitively, we often try to be what we think other’s want us to be, or what we think other’s think we are.

But not today:

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It's All We Have

So Much Has Happened

Light's Out Everybody
Light's Out Everybody

Has your life been hectic in the last couple weeks? It’s challenging, isn’t it?

And I don’t want to go one more day

…without asking, “Did I give it my all, or was I simply going through the motions”.

The 2nd anniversary of Randy Pausch’s death is tomorrow.  Lorie Sheffer’s Guest Blogger post is a fitting tribute to all of us – remember what’s most important, before our lights go out.

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Reprioritize

Mid Life Crisis Candle?

Mid Life Crisis candle burning?  Nope.  It’s more like this:

“I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got to hold up for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” — George Bernard Shaw

Thank you, readers and regular followers of Mid Life Celebration. Your support is one of the reasons I write daily.  The main reason, of course, is to leave a trail for our son.  My wife and I are in our early 50’s and he’s nine.

It’s sort of like The Last lecture concept, except I currently am not aware of any terminal illnesses.  In The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and given six months to live.  At that time, his three children were all six and under.  He set out to leave a trail too.

If you got some “bad news” and didn’t have time to “leave a trail”, would there still be one?

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Mid Life Crisis Is When...

Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture. In ten days, one year will have passed since Randy left our earthly world for his next journey, perhaps a heavenly world.

We will probably start to see news media marking this anniversary. In advance of this, I’d like to share his original You Tube Last Lecture.

Randy Pausch’s story inspired me, and I’m an already inspired kind of guy. And not only me, but millions of others, to recapture some excitement, and commitment, to our childhood dreams.

What did it for me was his attitude towards awful news – “You have three to six months to live”.

Whether you are unfamiliar with his story, or know it well, I challenge you to view The Last Lecture this weekend.

We can all be thankful he gave such an inspiring Last Lecture, although I’m sorry he had to.

Living with regret must be a painful exit from this world.  Do something, now, while you still can.  Follow a childhood dream to completion.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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