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Mid Life Common Sense?

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 🙂