The gift of an ordinary day is now

jeff noel and Mike Attardi
Last night at Holy Family Catholic Church’s PREP class pep rally.


It’s easy to allow being moody to be okay, but it shouldn’t be.

Dropping by the middle school at lunch yesterday for an impromptu visit, the teen asked his dad, “How are you so happy all the time?”

“Gratitude”, the dad answered without hesitation.

Later that evening was PREP class and coincidently a pep rally for the “Soup-er Bowl Challenge”, with former NFL player Mike Attardi as the keynote speaker.

Mike saw the Pixar tee-shirt and introduced himself and his young son. We know many of the same Disney legends. Mike is an NFL legend to football fans, and to non-fans, he’s just another Parishioner.

Even legends must manage their mood.

And Mike was the perfect gentleman. With me, and then with the entire cafeteria full of middle-schoolers.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.