Response-as requested!

by Gail
(California )

Actually, this is an excellent posting….A reminder, in a way, that we can can still choose our responses to life during every season of it!

My husband died May 11 after 10 years of depression and heavy drinking. He suffered from multiple health problems caused by or aggravated by his alcoholism. The last couple of years he slept, most days, until early afternoon, and stopped conversing. He made the decision a few months before his death to stop taking any of his medications.

Although I consider myself an introvert, the aloneness for me became loneliness, so I sought stimulation outside our home, becoming more active in two organizations and joining a church.

Through my outside activities, I developed friendships with other women with common interests. Those friendships have eased the transition to widowhood. But what now?

My choices are endless! My problem is deciding what I want to do!

It has been a relatively short time since I entered this period of grieving- we were married for almost 52 years, so there are many memories of the good times we had.

So, do I try to repeat some of those activities, or explore activities on my “wanna be” list?

Only time will tell…and hopefully, I still have time!

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Repeat after Me...
by: Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast/Coach

Ohhhh, how I wish every retiree said this:

"My choices are endless! My problem is deciding what I want to do!"

Choices Choices... it's all good!

P.S. you will grieve the good times and remember the not-so-good times, but you've got a great attitude to begin living life again! Kudos to you!

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