Retirement best years of my life
I was an Rn in an acute care hospital for over 25 years. Stressful. Patients were usually great people and I loved patient care but coworkers and supervisors were a bunch of negative , spiteful, mean witches. The male ones were even worse. So retirement started almost 18 years ago and I am now 80.
I am fortunate enough to have a vintage husband who still walks and talks, a lovely daughter who lives 12 miles away and 4 spoiled little dogs. Sadness comes in the form of two very sick disabled grandsons who live a mile from my home. That is a heartbreak that never eases.
however, each day brings a blooming flower, a new song bird, a trip to the library or goodwill and there is joy to be found in those simple things if one just looks for it. waking in the morning is the time to say what you are grateful for. I have lost my hearing but I am grateful I still have my sight.
Be pleasant to the people who work in stores because many people aren't nice to them. People fear other people so they are suspicious if I act friendly, but I do it anyhow, because its the right thing to do. Pick up trash and drive with courtesy.
It makes you feel better about yourself to be nice.