Thursday, May 28, 2009

Words to Live By - Jeff Cadle

Today would have been Jeff's 44th birthday. I'm posting something I found in his computer shortly before he passed away.
A friend on Facebook sent it to me as a reminder...sweet of you Jennie. Thanks.


My goal is to find the middle road - in work, home and social life.

I will pay attention to my level of stress and strive to take deep breaths and center myself.

I will develop the ability to recover from setbacks and validate my self-worthin areas of true relaxation.

I will continue to notice when I am disappearing and remind myself of thecomforts of my home, family and friends.

I will balance my needs for alone time and time with others.

Live your dreams.

Take time to smell the flowers.

Remember you are only visiting.

Be good to your fellow humans (and animals too).

Be there for your family and friends.Be above pettiness.Live below your means.

Be prepared for the inevitable rainy day.

No excuses! Take responsibility for your own life.

Be honest and loyal.

Don't take everything so seriously (especially yourself)

Have some fun!

Grow things!

Enjoy nature and be aware of the simple pleasures of life.

There is more to life than success, work and money.

There are many more important non-material considerations.

Use your own noggin.

Trust your instincts.

Think before you act.

A guilty conscience is not worth the effort. Just don't do it!

You reap what you sow, but sometimes your crops will die.

Try to find the good in people and understand the bad.

Look upon everyone you meet as a holy person (for they are).

For every rule there exists a valid exception. Use rules properly. Many rules are stupid.

Plow a field.

-J. Cadle

I have papers he wrote prayers to the Lord upon as well...he was a tender man who lived the above. But those are sacred and I'll just keep those to myself. The originals are in a box for his son when he is old enough to need them.
(After I saved this I checked and noticed on my blog page the SNIPPET for the it.)
He was a delight!!


Cocoroo said...

I think that is a wonderful memory of Jeff and I am so glad you have those words as a reminder of what was important (and is important). I wish you peace and love and tenderness today and good memories of your son who truly was a delight to you in so many ways. I am glad you were able to take the time to be with him when he needed you and grew a bond and a friendship that can never be broken. May God be with you.

KARNA said...

thanks cathy; very sweet. love you

Stan said...

Great post!!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Very touching post. Makes you reflect. What I thought was funny was his snippet about some rules are stupid. Wonder what those rules were lol.

ChaChaneen said...

Hi Karen, hope you are enjoying your family in Idaho! I miss your blogging updates but I know that your just on hiatus for now until you get settled. I wanted to let you know that I got my tea pictures posted finally. The first set I took I accidently erased from my digital camera. Amazing how a simple little mistake, can wipe out your memories! GRRRR! But you'll see your lovely dishes out on the table and in future posts, you'll see them lovingly used! You are loved!