Don’t worry – less is more! Almost all the things listed come naturally along with retirement age. It’s a time of quality not quantity, of sipping life in small sips rather than downing shots. Appreciation flourishes, patience matures, humility takes the edge off pride as you pass the torch to others, your sense of what is important becomes heightened in the knowledge that your remaining time should be spent wisely.
I can say in honesty I do not crave to be younger, each age has its merits and this one outdoes the others as the taste of a rare vintage entices the pallet as a new wine never could.
By Morgan Amos I seek within myself to find the thing that keeps me going To find that inner peace in knowing I’ll be OK To know that despite the troubling waters I’ll find a way to keep my head up above To know that loving myself is perfectly alright To know that I […]
When I was very young I worried a lot about “friends”- being in with the cool crowd (not that I ever was lol!) I lived life with one eye on the mirror.
You see honesty isn’t only about telling the truth (though that’s important if you want to be trusted) but also about being honest about who you are.
My inner me finally revolted in my mid teens and I decided to just be me (I was pretty lousy at being anyone else anyway lol!). It worked amazingly well. I was suddenly catapulted from the bottom to the top of the coolness social strata even surpassing those unfeeling souls I’d tried to emulate. I found myself, the artist, outspoken iconoclast, rebel, dreamer, seeker, to be actually cresting the wave of late 60’s hippiedom.
Of course that didn’t last. I wouldn’t want to be associated with much that is thought cool today, but I learnt a valuable lesson – to be honest (even with myself). My long term friends are mostly the same. I trust their integrity. We talk straight and deep. I hate to play games, especially with people’s hearts or emotions.
Though I’ve learnt wisdom over the years and don’t generally blast folks with my more radical views or tales of my more colourful adventures, I still avoid empty conversations and can spot flattery or manipulation a mile off (and quietly cross its perpetrators off my list of acquaintances).
So if you happen to feel yourself boxed into pretending to be someone on the outside you are not on the inside, try it! Honesty really is the best policy!
If you haven’t checked out this blog yet it is well worth a visit (and might save a life or two!)
I just realized that I’ve published 194 articles on various health care topics over the last year. I have spent many hours critically evaluating the content and the delivery of each and every message. The information is crucial for so many people living lifestyles that deprive themselves good health and the chance to experience real happiness. Why does it seem like those individuals with the greatest needs are the least willing to participate to improve the quality of their lives? We point our fingers and blame the pharmaceutical companies, the doctors and their rushed office visits, the cost of health care, the cost of good nutrition, our limited time to provide for our own health care needs, and the list goes on…..
Pointing our fingers and blaming the world gives us permission to withdraw from participating in improving our lives. It helps us justify the phrase, “WHY BOTHER?” You see…
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