I was talking to my longtime friend on the phone this morning and, as we reflected on the life and struggles of a 92-year-old acquaintance, he made the above sports reference.
Yikes…many of us are in our fourth quarter!
Time to re-think our work ethic…and focus on our play ethic.
As much free time as I had, I never camped out in front of the tube. [Though the strewn popcorn is oddly reminiscent of other recliner-sessions…]
In fact, I ended up deleting more unseen sports and cooking shows than those I actually watched.
This isn’t a pat on the back. It was just a pleasant surprise.
Just a reminder: These stepping stones summarize my experience. There may or may not be lessons here for you, but I am thinking some of my experiences may approximate some of what you experience during your retirement years.
Where can I find inspiration in my daily retired life?
Here is a little help:
I just ran across this Seven Ways to Cultivate Inspiration item in my inbox.
My favorites, at this point:
Given enough time to ruminate on paper or a screen, it never fails that some intriguing, interesting, or inciteful [and often, insightful] notion pops up.
#5: Surround yourself with the right people
In-person is better, but those ‘right people’ might well be online connections.
#6: Spend time in nature.
The change in environment usually pays off.
A sense of gratitude often sinks in.
And if you’re mindful enough, you may well see something you haven’t seen before.
Remember: Every day is a ‘snow day’.
Thanks to: https://twitter.com/WallingfordSign and my friend MC for steering me toward these folks.
And sticking with my ‘try new’, I’m now following these folks on Twitter. Remember: ‘new’ doesn’t have to mean life-changing.
These neighbors who regularly adorn their ursine friend…are they retired?
Maybe, maybe not, but I like their style.
They have clearly adopted the ‘try new’ mentality.
Take the opportunity today to ‘clothe a bear’.
There are limits to your search for ‘new and interesting’, however.
Maybe we can stick with something a little more tame today.
Here’s a thought: Today [April 10] is National Library Workers Day!
Take a leap and thank someone at the circulation desk. Bet you’ve never done that before!