Some thoughts on Retirement

On 1/31/19 I will have been retired five years. I thank God I could afford to and that my favorite vocation came to the surface, writing. I guess somewhere deep down I realized that when I memorialized my mom at her memorial service about 12 years ago.

My late, articulate, attorney brother-in-law was at a loss for words. Boy, did that surprise me. Mom’s close friends and relatives who attended were deeply touched. That eulogy for this woman I loved with every ounce of my being became the first memoir in my first book, Look Backward Angel, available on Amazon.

The retirement allowed me with greater regularity and relaxation to spend time stretching, lifting,and power walking.

The retirement also allowed me to increase my time of fellowship and study with my dear friends at church. It has been much more than ” chicken soup” for my soul.

To those looking forward to retirement, obviously. life still has its problems, but it also has, thank God, new joys and aha moments. In short it can be a very enriching part of your life despite its vicissitudes. At a minimum life without a boss to answer to each day is a Godsend in and of itself. May your retirement be filled with exhilaration, peace and joy.

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