“What’s past is prologue.” – Shakespeare
What’s past is simply what got us to where we are today. I’m thankful for that.
What’s here and now, is what will be past tomorrow. I’m thankful for that too.
What lies in the future is the choice we get to make. Our story is being written one day, one moment at a time.
To be or not to be, I mean, to be thankful or not to be thankful, that is the question.
And starting tomorrow, December’s question is, “Am I joyful and do I spread joy?”
Things you can do to prepare for a Mid Life Crisis, before it happens. Click here to read the article from Everyday Health.
However, here’s the single most important tip you will ever get from anyone about preparing for your midlife crisis or, as I like to say, your mid life celebration.
Focus on Life’s Big four:
And by focus, I mean proactively, in advance, as best you possibly can. This will keep you ever mindful of that elusive concept called “Balance”.
More on this later, maybe as soon as tomorrow.
Are you a thankful midlife parent, or maybe thankful midlife grandparent? Gauran-dang-tee I am.
Most married couples think parenting is an entitlement. Cheryl and I can tell you first hand it doesn’t work that way for all couples.
So, being a mid life Dad makes me thankful beyond any mortal effort to describe it. Seriously.
But I’ll try. Here goes. This is simply a typical revelation, in the journey my son and I have each day. It’s something I’ve been sharing and teaching him with unwavering commitment.
“Once you learn to be honest, it is no longer something to fear. Once you don’t tell the truth, it becomes easier to do it again.”
Honesty builds trust. Trust reinforces honesty. And honesty becomes a habit. Simple, but not easy.
Click here to see a news article featuring an 18-year Central Florida Thanksgiving Tradition.
Last night they prepped. This morning others will deliver.
Family traditions help form a bond. Traditions help give stability to people in a crazy, often times confusing world.
Traditions help families know who they are and what their family believes in.
Traditions help give order, and establish priorities.
Family traditions teach. And mark the passage of time.
Family traditions celebrate.
Daily, weekly, monthly, seasonally, annually.
Family traditions are one of the most powerful midlife parenting tools available. But only if you focus on them. Ya with me?