by Irwin Lengel
The following quote by George Burns just about says it all. When we retire we give up one type of life for another. Now some of us, especially those of us that may have become involved with a hobby of some sort prior to retiring, are one step ahead of our counterparts.
Here is the quote I make reference to:
Age to me means nothing, I can’t get old; I’m working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you’re working, you stay young. When I’m in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age. George Burns (1896 – 1996)
Is there a smile on your face, a spring in your step and do you sport a positive attitude? If you can say a resounding "Yes," to these questions, then you probably don't need to read this article (although reading it might just give you further insight into what allows us to age gracefully).
But, if you can't truthfully answer those questions with a "yes," then read on. While I may only think I know the answers to these questions, I do know that what I am about to share with you makes sense. Time for us to jog our memories a bit and make sure we're doing whatever is needed to age gracefully and do it in a fun way.
While I may or may not follow all that I am about to share with you on a daily or even weekly basis, I am here to tell you that for the most part, following these little tips has enabled me to thoroughly enjoy my retirement years and for those of you that do not know me, I have been retired sixteen years at the end of this year. Let’s face it we are on this aging journey together.
Of the many ways to age gracefully, several come to mind.
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