Retirement Pondering Point: “We’re in our fourth quarter.”

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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.

Stepping Stone 7: TV time wasn’t an issue.

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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.

Retirement Pondering Point #4

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Where can I find inspiration in my daily retired life?

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Here is a little help:

I just ran across this Seven Ways to Cultivate Inspiration item in my inbox.

My favorites, at this point:

#2: Journal

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.

 

Something you don’t have to fret over…

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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.

Seeking novelty…another consideration.

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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!

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