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Dear Son

Dear Son, thank you for last night’s extended conversation

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So yeah, in this photo, i’m thinking this may be my last view of Logan Pass. And i’m aware there could be many more, but i am living as if 2018 is my last Summer there.

 

Things in your life will either be better than you expect or less than you expect.

We do not have a crystal ball to tell us exactly how the future will unfold.

This is called a blinding flash of the obvious.

But this little gem, below, isn’t obvious (even though it is)…

When “bad things” happen, rejoice that good things also happen – and in ways that are much better than we could have imagined.

Focus on this yin and yang.

Both extremes teach us.

Be a great and grateful student.

Why?

Because if you aren’t, think deeply about what you get as the opposite.

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It's Not Over Rated

One leader fades, another is just sprouting

Toddler with one shoe
One generation ends and another is just beginning.

 

Toddler in arms
Just learning to talk and learning to use technology.

 

One leader fades, another is just sprouting.

As i sit next to Margaret, alternating between holding her hand, whispering loving thoughts in her ear, and writing today’s posts, it’s not lost on me that today is Walt Disney’s birthday.

Our entire family, on both sides, has enjoyed Walt Disney’s legacy.

And Cheryl’s side in particular has enjoyed Margaret’s and Johnny’s legacy.

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Being Brave

Only the inspired inspire

best performers quote
Only the inspired inspire.

 

Yes.

The best performers are great consistently, they are great at being consistent.

And i would add this:

The best performers understand that balance in life is not about time, balance is about energy.

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Dear Son

i’m fascinated by the work results of setting a 10-year deadline

Glacier National Park Aerial view
Glacier National Park Aerial view, July 2017.

 

i’m fascinated by the work results of setting a 10-year deadline.

i knew when i made the 10-year plan it included retiring from Disney at 55 and doing my last five years on Earth as a small business owner.

The small business component was driven by two things:

The desire to not be on the road while Chapin is in High School.

The belief that i could make a bigger impact outside of corporate Disney.

i was right.

Why?

i trusted my gut.

And i’ve been really lucky.

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Am I The Only One?

Why was faith, hope, and love our go-to when we were younger?

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Yesterday morning, Monday, July 18.

 

i have no idea how to act when the only visible things that seems to be working decently are your lungs and your mind.

Would i be able to remain a pillar of faith, hope, and love when everything around me is crumbling?

At 57, i am incredibly inexperienced compared to 90.

i told him that.

All i can think about is that faith, hope, and love are the very things we need when the end is near.

Having spent many days and nights living in the Senior Housing Facility and visiting the adjoining 24-hour Nursing Home, i’m seriously confused by what i observe and have observed for many years.

And i wonder if Faith, Hope, and Love – our everything when we are younger – turn out to be fair-weather companions as we age.

 

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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.