HQ prayerful

Mamma bear has her priorities straight. You know how you can tell? She lives in the wild and is raising a family of three cubs – by herself.

HQ prayerful.

Organize with your feet.

Organize ’til you bleed.

Organize like you mean it.

Do you start every brand new day praying for wisdom and guidance in keeping your priorities profoundly simple, and simply profound?

This is a great place to start if you want to replace theory with action.

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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.

Dear Prayer

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The first Disney business book writing session. The storyboard was completed months ago.


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The goal was simple, write the first sentence. Without a great first sentence, you aren’t free to begin writing.


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Asked our son (16) to be creative and take a bunch of photos from different angles.


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Warming up by titling the Apple Notes app page i’ll be using: “The 1st book…Leade…(notice the photo captured the “r”).


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i was so focused on what i was doing, i forgot he was there.


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While i had thought of the first sentence for months, i had nothing in writing because i was stuck.


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We spent two hours in Magic Kingdom, but i literally had only five minutes of writing time.


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We still had a 10-minute walk back to the car and a 10-minute drive home.


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i looked just to see if my son was even around and mindful he had Cross Country practice in less than 10 hours.


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The time pressure combined with the inspiration of the iPhone 7 and Adventureland’s Jungle Cruise Attraction, i broke through and wrote a great first sentence.


Dear Prayer,

Thank you for two knees on which to kneel, for two eyes to softly close, for two hands to gently fold.

Thank you for the presence of mind to create a daily habit of prayer first thing upon waking.

Thank you for the gift of life each day for the past 17 years in which this small, simple, daily routine has brought tremendous peace to a former life of stress and regret.


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Rules For Being Human

I’ve had this article for ten years, given by a friend. The author is unknown. Here it is in it’s entirety:

The question remains, despite all the work and inquiry of the researchers discussed in this column and countless others: How can we build committed, competent people and workforces?

I received the following as a handout at a class I attended;  the author is unknown.  Because these reflections give me solace, I am sharing them.

1.  You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

2.  You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time information school called life.   Each day in this school you will have opportunities to learn lessons.  You may like the lessons, or you may think they are irrelevant or stupid.

3.  There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, of experimentation.  The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately work.

4.  A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.  When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons.  If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6.  There is not better than here. When your there has become here, you will simply obtain another there that will again look better than here.

7.  Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8.  What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the resources you need.  What you do with them is up to you.  The choice is yours.

9.  Your answers lie inside you. The answers to life’s questions lie inside you.  All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

jeff here again.  How was that for the first installment of “Too Long Tuesday”?

Too Long Tuesday?

There’s been a very calculated effort to make all five blogs comply with a “short post” challenge.

It was a simple test to see what would happen.  What happened?

Website traffic spiked.  Thank you everyone, for your interest.  While the real reason I blog so much is selfish, it’s actually an amazing joy to think others may benefit as much as me and my Family.

This leads to today’s title, Too Long Tuesday.  It seems an occasional long post may work, without overwhelming me or you.

Personally, and generally speaking, long blog posts bore me.  No offense to those who write them.  Have written a fair number myself, but mostly in the early days.

Time marches on, and so has this post.  See ya tomorrow at Too Long Tuesday?

Easy Money? Ridiculous!

It is ridiculous.  To think that a bunch of guys with ordinary lives, doing ordinary jobs, would someday be riding around in a big tour bus, makin’ that easy money:

After 9/11, it was time for this.