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Retirement Insider -- Merry Merry Christmas to you!
December 24, 2012
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Merry Merry Christmas to YOU! Today is Christmas Eve!

Sometimes I am just overwhelmed in gratitude for my retirement website. First, it gives me purpose and new challenges in life. Second, it gives me connections with retirees worldwide. These connections - and the help retirees provide to other retirees - are priceless.

Ricardo posts about his lifetime friend losing his zest for LIFE... and opens dialog for other retirees to help their friends who have lost their way. Om from India posts about his creative pursuits and Marta from Poland wants to connect with him. Rich just commented and it brought tears to my eyes. It was beautifully written, totally down to earth as he wrote "dude", very man-to-man, and the last line says "Be Proud, Man. Be Proud..." Wow. Complete strangers helping one another... where on this planet does that happen any more? I am so blessed to have you all in my life!

Finally, a huge THANK YOU for the regulars who frequently post their stories or comments to others. Irwin who writes so many life thoughts... and will be back soon to Retirement-Online. Brother Bon (my monk friend from Germany) and Gordon from the UK who have contributed many wise thoughts to my site. Ricardo who is documenting his retirement journey for future retirees. AND so many more who contribute with their personal stories or share their advice, wisdom, thoughts and experiences with the retirement world.

THANK YOU ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! We really are helping the retirement world, one little post at a time... we are!

Retirement-Online Updates:

Ricardo writes on Friendships Then and Now. Personally, I hope it makes you pick up the phone to call a few old friends during the holiday season! Whether a lunch date, or just a nice friendly call -- do it, please - don't put it off another day, week, month....

Richard from S. Africa shares his thoughts on Feel lost, feel forgotten, feel you are no longer needed... Be sure to read the comments below as this is where Rich wrote the "Dude" post... love it!

Om from India shares his artwork and creative lifestyle.

Anyone interested in free, online, University classes? Never stop learning!

Christmas Stories:

Read some Family Christmas Traditions and also some Christmas Traditions from Around the World.

These are inspirational Christmas stories (1930s, 1945, 1950s memories).

I just can't leave out some good ole Santa Claus Fun!

Anyone else with a Christmas Memory to share?

World News:

US News: Money shares What History Predicts for Stocks in 2013.

Yahoo News on Middle Class Retirement Delusion Numbers.

Retirement Community: Senior Pen Pals

Senior friendships are growing... 419 on my Facebook group and another 291 in the Retirement Community . Pretty cool. Lots of opportunities to connect!

Email workshop to learn How to Find Senior Friends on Retirement-Online.

To a Fun, Amazing, Wonderful, Friendship-Filled Retirement Journey!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Until Next Week, Wendy, having fun! *´¨)

Retire to the Internet.... like me.

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