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Mid-Life Perfection?

Mid Life perfection? Not a chance. Not in my world anyway.

Yesterday, my eight-year old son and I were sitting outside a small cafe, enjoying the early evening breeze and enjoying our chicken fajitas.

From around the corner, cigerette smoke would fill our space and then our lungs. I used to smoke cigerettes. Let’s just say the smoke was “distracting”.

To be fair, it wasn’t so bad that it made us cough. However, it still was happening in a place where it shouldn’t have been.

When it got particularly frustrating, I noticed that the smoker had tossed the “butt” on the ground. Instead of the smoke source being around the corner, it was now directly in front of me.

I got up. Walked over, and before I used my foot to stamp it out, I looked at the guy and said, “I’m gonna help you out”.

Returning to my seat, I reflected on what had just happened and rendered myself “guilty as charged”.

In the same way the smoker was not perfect, my attitude (disgusted and angry) in the way I spoke to him wasn’t perfect either.

What happened next?

Well, I went and appologized. “I’m sorry if I made you feel bad or guilty. Please forgive me for that. I’m not perfect either”.

He accepted the appology and I think we both felt better and we both learned a nice little lesson – compassion.

I hope your day is filled with little moments where you get the mid-life opportunity to catch glimpes of your own shortcomings, and use that insight to be a little kinder, a little wiser, with your fellow humans.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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Mid-Life Thanks?

Mid-Life Thanks?

Yes, indeed!

If you follow Mid Life Celebration, I want to personally thank you for reading this blog.

Today, thankfully, I woke up. Ever consider what a gift that is?

Priceless, in my humble opinion.

Hey, if you’re interested, there are four other blogs I write, and I wrote in all of them today, and yesterday, and most days actually.

Gotta go for now. The rooster is about to crow. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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Celebrate a Mid Life Crisis?

Should we celebrate a mid-life crisis?

Sure beats the alternative, eh?

I heard this somewhere and have always remembered it, “Until further notice, celebrate everything“!

I’ve made too many mistakes and had too many setbacks in my life to want to stay on that path. Today, tomorrow, all week, next week, all month, next month, all year, next year, until I die, I will sieze the day! Happy Sunday, jeff noel 🙂

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Mid Life Crisis Friday?

Mid Life Crisis Friday?

No way!

Today, I’m on Mid Life Celebration Friday.

There are quite a few people who think I’m crazy for the way I think about life.

There are quite a few people who I think are crazy for the way they don’t think about life.

Bottomline, ignoring the fact that we ain’t gonna live forever, doesn’t make that fact go away.

I will use that fact to inspire myself to live every moment today, as if it might be one of my last moments.

Why?

To live with as few regrets as possible.

You up for the challenge? I am. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂