Compromise is rare (and a blessing)

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Sometimes while biking or running, i simply text myself to remember the idea. It will disappear if it doesn’t get “written down”. And sometimes, mysteriously, the text duplicates itself at will.

Compromise is rare (and a blessing).

Compromise is literally the only thing that deescalates differences of opinion.

In a world craving an apology, no one wants to go first.

Go first.

Another harsh reality, some people will never go first. Ever.

Pray for them.

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This website is about our HOME. This is the fifth of five daily, differently-themed blog posts about: (1) mind, (2) body, (3) spirit, (4) work, (5) home. To return to Mid Life Celebration, the site about MIND, click here.

Replacement post today

The original post that went live at 12:05am this morning has been taken down.


It was deeply personal.

Maybe too personal.

The key insight today is that passion and compromise sometimes must find a way to coexist.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.


Give a little bit

America's great Resorts
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Give a little bit. That’s what life’s about. So I didn’t get all five posts done before heading out to teach all day at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

So here I am at 9:30pm writing the fifth of five daily, different-themed posts. This rarely happens because I’m organized enough to be 99.9% able to git ‘r done before leaving the house.

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PS. There’s a hopeful message in this post (that reads like a diary entry). Simply this, know where you want to go, be prepared to make sacrifices, have fun, and never quit. Ever.