I am 76.5 years old and counting. I’m largely thriving in my anectdotage and that is without Kaiser Permanente.
I am about three weeks short of eight years in this state, living without a job and it’s attendant anxieties. That part approaches the heavenly.
I can follow an entire tennis tournament without fear of falling behind at work. I haven’t had an annual review in about nine years. I have had the anxiety of waiting for medical test results, but fortunately as with the annual reviews the vast majority have been good.
I will deteriorate with age. I am almost prepared to accept that as long as my mind and body are functional. Hopefully those changes are years away. Hopefully Covid-19 will either be survived or avoided.
To avoid rapid deterioration I am in prayer, I exercise , now at home with COVID-19, and I try to eat what my forebears ate, Mediterranean cuisine.
My joy overflows from my family, God’s Word as well as lots of reading and writing. Personal relationships can be challenging particularly with diminished, hearing.
However my spouse in particular is worth all I can muster in changing for the better by the grace of God. I thank Him that we were able to retire. It was and is a great blessing.
May God bless each of you in the winter of your years.
H. Robert Rubin, a best-selling, Amazon memoirist, novelist and author of Look Backward Angel, How Did I Get Through This? Please Save the Third Dance for Me and The Bloom is on the Rose, all available on Amazon.