After retiring from work at 63, and talking to the local villagers and joining the library, I was bored!
I have lived a full life, not always easy but that makes us a better person, and now I needed to reach out and communicate. Living in as companion/carer to the rich was interesting but did not allow me to do anything else. I have travelled and worked in Switzerland, Israel and briefly in the U.S.
I WROTE ABOUT THIS BUT WANTED SOME FEED BACK AND CONVERSATION! I found LEX AND THAT LED ME HERE.
I believe we have to adapt to our age and state of health.I can't walk 5 miles with the local group, but love to share people's lives with mine. Human nature is fascinating whatever the age. With all the experience we have of life there's much we have to give others.
Next we should try a new pastime that we haven't done before. I painted and did craft work, making greetings cards. Crosswords keep the brain alive. To give your eyes a rest, buy or borrow audio tapes or c.d.'s of a good book.
But the most rewarding hobby is by far penpalling. You will find those who think like you and sympathize with your problems. International penfriending broadens the mind and teaches you what all your life,you never knew!
So God bless Wendy and all who help us get together.
Wendy: Thanks Pauline! For anyone interested, there is a Senior Pals link on the left navigation bar. You can also subscribe to my free e-newsletter that has senior email pals.
If you seek postal pals, try my Friendship by Mail website.
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