Monday, October 5, 2009

Quote #265, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes blog quote #265...

"I believe in hard work. It keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit."
-Helena Rubinstein-

Did you ever notice the people who forgo "retirement" and keep working? Even if it isn't officially in the business world. The people that are always moving, doing something. My father is first that comes to mind. He is more than well past the 'so called' retirement age of 65. Yet he has always said he would never retire. He enjoys his work, it keeps him busy both mentally and physically. It also keeps him in touch with the real world. He couldn't be more bored with the thought of moving to Florida, playing golf and bridge every day, having a 6 pm dinner/ martini, and going home to watch TV at 7 30 and falling asleep by 8 30. Never gonna happen for him.

Next I think of a 86 year old woman who is at every single game of her six grandkids. Boy do they keep her busy, and that woman has more energy than the Eveready bunny. A third lady who is also well into her 80's walks every day, does a ton of volunteer work, helps out the church about 10 hrs a week, and is also EXTREMELY active in watching her grandkids play sports and band.

Apparently, the lesson here is keep moving and have plenty to do on your schedule. Nothing greater than seeing a senior with twice the energy of a teenager. Thanks to my Dad, Mrs Brennan and Byrne, and all the older folk who inspire us daily.

Thats my view...what say you?

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