Happy Retirement

Happy retirement begins when you have something fulfilling to do every day. We all need some activity that feels good, joyful, creative and just generally gives you something to get out of bed for daily!


This page, is full of retiree thoughts on their own Retirement Happiness, from Retirees who have "been there" -- how they found Happy Retirement and what they think about it.

You can add your own story below, but also look beyond the form for many more retiree happiness stories!

Ernie's retirement success story is about his long term career of Detective turned writer! Better yet, he totally enjoys his new work.

Check out this active retirement where Don hopes to compete for a world record soon!

Then there is Art, who is happily UN-retired as a website entrepreneur like me! Looking for work? Art may be able to help you there...

Caribbean Retirement Happiness? Oh yeah, it really exists and Emmett will show you his life.

Share your two cents on Living a Happy Retirement!

Please consider sharing your thoughts on how to have a Happy Retirement. Is it peace of mind? It is living a busy and active lifestyle? Is it finding challenging things to keep your mind busy (whether books, crossword puzzles, websites)? Is it friendships and family? What do YOU think?

Happy Retirement thoughts from other Visitors:

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Retirement Hope: Finding Hope When Life is Bleak 
How can you find retirement hope when things look so dark and bleak? Feeling like there is no hope is one of the most challenging emotions to manage. …

Spring Makes Me Feel Alive 
I love Spring and even if it is snowing here in the bluffs of Mo. I feel refreshed. I just finished my Sunday Morning Show and exercise routine and I feel …

Retired 3 months and Happy! 
I retired 3 months ago from my 23 year nursing job. I loved nursing for the most part and gave it all I had every single day. i have problems with auto …

Retirement: A new happy life ahead 
I've been a nurse since i was nearly nineteen and got an early retirement at 59. The first year went by just enjoying my freedom from work. No more …

Smile - be Happy! 
So let me ask you, now that you are no longer working, what type of a morning routine do you have? Are you still of a mind to set the alarm and when …

Retirement: Sunny Days 
Recently I kept thinking "Great to be retired and enjoying life". How wonderful to be happy. This wasn't always the way I felt. When I lost my husband …

Detective turned Writer in Retirement:
Ernie Lijoi Sr.
 
This is my interview with Ernie, age 65, he is a retired Detective turned writer. Ernie says retirement is satisfying, AND that he is having fun --- …

Active Retirement: Donald Lewis 
This is my interview with Donald who shares his retirement success story on being physically active. When I asked Donald his age, I got the following reply …

Happily UNretired: Art Koff 
Art is age 76 and resides in Illinois. Art has been successful in UN-retiring himself. This is definitely a new trend in retirement -- UNretirement (meaning …

Thankfulness to God in Retirement 
There is only one sure and everlasting way to happiness in retirement. You must find GOD in your life - that is the only way to complete happiness. …

SMILE for a Happy Retirement 
First of all, start your day off on the right foot.. literally. When you get wake up, look around, say yep, I'm still alive AND I don't have to go …

Meaningful Work is the Key To Happiness in Retirement 
Retirement should be one of the happiest times in your life! To achieve this goal, you need to have a clear idea of what you want when you get there. …

Happy Retirement: Stay active! 
If you want to have a happy retirement you have to stay active, both mentally and physically. While you're busy working, the idea of sitting around …

What a Happy Retirement Looks Like To Me 
A happy retirement in my mind would include financial stability, health and partnership. I would start off retirement traveling the world with my partner. …

Caribbean Retirement Happiness: Emmett Pace 
Emmett resides in his Caribbean Paradise: Bequia. Emmett has a wonderfully happy retirement... who wouldn't in paradise? Grin! Don't take me wrong - he's …

Keeping Busy for a Happy Retirement 
People are friendly, interesting blend of cultures, we are married for just over 40 years with many friends our age. Lots of outdoor hobbies are available, …

Do Something to Assure YOU are Happy in Retirement 
Happy retirement can depend upon many things, but most importantly that you make up your mind that you can be happy and that you do something to ensure …

Tips for a Happy Retirement 
Tips for a Happy Retirement: having someone special to share it with, to travel and see and experience places you haven't been to, to try new things that …

Happy Retirement is in Florida 
Happy Retirement for me would be first moving to a warm climate such as Florida. After freezing in Minnesota I think my bones could use some warming …

How To Retire... 
Create a steady income by investing a portion of a 401(K) or savings in an income annuity, which pays you a guaranteed income as long as you live. …

Happy Retirement means Enjoy Life As It Comes... 
Happy retirement means plan well... it's that simple. Anyone who can sit and plan how he/she has to be once they get retired is important. It might …

Happy Retirement:
Plan the NonFinancial Aspects of Retirement
 
For happy retirement one should make a retirement planning checklist about 5 years before your retirement date. It is important to plan the non financial …

"Only forty five more years 'till I retire!" 
Retirement is what everybody in the work force constantly looks forward to. I remember my father telling me that on his first day of work as a tour …

Happy Retirement - all about finances? 
The first thing I would need to do for a start to a happy retirement is to have someone help me get my Social Security processed and all the other government …

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Retirement Happiness is Staying Active 
Retirement is a time to relax and spend time with your family, as well as do the things that you love in life. My ideas on a happy retirement would …

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