Real Life, In Real Time

Tomorrow, Next Year, No Guarantee
Tomorrow, Next Year, No Guarantee

Real life, in real time, copied word for word, just as Skip wrote it yesterday in the comments. These are exactly the reasons why we should seize the day. Here’s Skip:

Because you may not get the chance tomorrow.

Between Christmas and New Year of last year a good friend of mine (49 years old) experienced an Aortic Di-section (rare…aorta just splits open). Lucky for him people with him noticed immediately and got him medical attention which ultimately saved his life. My friend turned 50 in January and has a new outlook on life (he refocused) and his family.

His family also realizes that time is short and they need to pay attention to what really matters.

Two weeks ago on a Monday my friend’s wife found out she had a rare virus that attacks the heart. She passed away 3 days later.

They thought they had had their scare and were refocusing for the rest of thier lives only to have a second tragic reminder.

Please take the below comment seriously.

Because you may not get the chance tomorrow

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Not For Nuthin’

Yeah, Not For Nuthin'
Yeah, Not For Nuthin’

Yesterday, our good friend Skip, posed a question in the comments. Knowing that many of you might not catch the comments, wanted to share it right here, right now – not for nuthin’:

Jeff, how do you define success for your five blogs?

Readership? Participation? Pro vs Con comments?

What is your ultimate goal with these five blogs? Make people think? Make people change? Help people change themselves?

Why should we care that you have produced five blogs per day (without missing a single day) for over one year?

Some of your readers weren’t around when you started this quest. Help us understand the importance of this endeavor.

Great questions Skip. Seriously. All of them have been answered already. As time goes by, the answers get buried deeper and deeper in the past posts.

It’s one of life’s challenges, to sort out what to believe and from whom.

Summary, just for you:
1. I write for Chapin (and myself).
2. The big goal is to challenge 3% of the male Baby Boomers to do something GREAT before they die.
3. The ultimate purpose is to raise enough money until a cure is found for Crohn’s disease.

Note. Superficial measures of success are the things you first described.
There is no reason to care what I do, unless a person is looking for an honest to God real person who practices what he preaches. Ain’t many of them around, I fear. If there are, they are quietly changing the world – and perhaps they ought to make some noise because the world needs many “real” people trying to serve a greater good.

And by real, I mean someone not motivated by personal wealth, who makes mistakes, and never gives up, and pushes/pulls others to do the same.

Does that help?  🙂

Pro Blogging Inspiration

Pro Blogging Inspiration.  Click here to read.

The article is targeted to two groups:

  1. People wanting to become better bloggers
  2. People who appreciate bloggers who challenge them to take some type of action

I’m guessing most of you jeff readers know I also write four other blogs, every single day.

You may not be able to keep up with them, because, well, I don’t know why.  I spend way more time writing them then the 1-2 minutes it takes to read them.

I just hate to think about dying before I find out how to live.

Thought I’d go easy on ya today.  It is, after all, a day of rest.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂