Now....let us count our blessings
After having read some of the comments concerning, depression, anxiety, and boredom, I would offer some of my own thoughts on aging, life in general, and our responses to what occurs to us.
First of all it is my belief that it is up to us to try to resolve our problems from within....it Usually makes us a stronger more self reliant individual. I realize that occasionally we all need some help along the way, a shoulder to cry on if you will. However, I also believe that a self reliant person is a person that will survive somehow!
I realize that "mere existence" is not our goal in life, however dependence on others often leads to disappointment. Getting involved in ANYTHING is always a good thing to keep us busy, both mentally and physically. However, IF we go thru the motions simply to appease someone, it will NEVER work. We have to WANT to do it for ourselves and our own well being!
Whether it is over eating, over drinking,anything....unless we want to do it from within, it will not happen! We can all roll over and play dead....the WORLD does not care....life goes on, and the earth keeps spinning.
If WE die when we bury a spouse, retire, loose a job,loose a friend, then life is over as we knew it....DO NOT LET THAT HAPPEN TO YOU!
Be strong, reinvent yourself......become self reliant, you will be a better person for your efforts. It is amazing how strong we can be when we are faced with adversity. Use that power, that strength become a better wiser person, for NO ONE cares more about you than YOU!
As I often tell my grandchildren, always try your best in All you do in life, and you may not always succeed, but you will be at peace.
We ALL having blessings that were bestowed upon us.......let's COUNT THEM.....one by one!