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Henry David Thoreau’s mantra is not unlike Mid Life Celebration’s

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Henry David Thoreau’s mantra is not unlike Mid Life Celebration’s:

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

ReThink. RePrioritize. ReCommit.

It’s that simple.

Over and over and over and over and…

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It's All We Have

Health Is Wealth

“Wealth can’t buy health, but health can buy wealth”.Henry David Thoreau

Interesting.  Why?  Because Thoreau died in 1862, at 44.  Little did he know that all these years later, money can buy health, to a certain extent.  But that’s not the reason this Thoreau quote is important.

It’s important because, in my opinion, health can buy wealth.  My wife’s Grammy, who lived to be 93, would always say, “Health is wealth”.

Grammy died in my arms in 1989.  We had traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania to visit Family and I was attending our best man’s wedding.

Grammy, in her wisdom, knew firsthand that as we age, we are at the mercy of our bodies.  Our body – the greatest machine ever devised.  Don’t forget to rotate your tires and change the oil at regular intervals.

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Everything Is Important

Rich Man?

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to leave alone”.   — Henry David Thoreau

This one is particularly painful for me to read.  Why?  Because more is better.  Right?

I mean, five blogs a day?  Are you kiddin’ me?  Who does that?

Me.  Guilty.  Rut roe.

More is not better, except in a few things.

While visiting the West Coast, maybe there will be time to do less, think less, read less.

Probably not.

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Recommit

Inspiration Nightmare In Mid Life

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours”. Henry David Thoreau

Pretty good, to a point. Sort of saying I’m not buying it completely.

It seems Thoreau’s message is a bit misleading. We all know that life isn’t fair, and therefore, expecting the life we imagine will happen, is doomed.

What I hear is, “Go after your dreams.  Expect and be prepared for awful things to happen. But don’t let that stop you from living an extraordinary life”.

If you want to make God laugh, tell God your plans. But don’t let that stop you.

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Mid-Life Reverence?

Mid-Life Reverence?

“Associate reverently, and as much as you can, with your loftiest thoughts”.   — Henry David Thoreau

There’s an old saying, “Garbage in, garbage out”.  And another, “You are what you eat”.

We are what we repeatedly do.

Mid-life excellence is a habit.  Not having mid life excellence is also a habit.

Chose wisely.

And remember, this is the hardest work you will ever undertake.  So, if you’re looking for an easy way, I personally don’t think you’ll ever find it.

But please know, finding it is my greatest wish for you.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂