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January 20, 2014

Reflections on Retirement 10 Years In

Someone who is recently retired said to me, “I am so busy. I just don’t understand. We are retired, and we’re working harder now than we ever did before.”

Well, my friends, I was told the same thing by a good friend, and I positively did not believe her – but it’s true. Working at a day-to-day job is far easier and less tiring than many a retirement – unless you make up your mind to not allow that to happen.

I believe most recent retirees think one of three things. Either they are concerned that as they are getting older if they don’t keep busy their mind will get “rusty.” Or they think that now they can do ALL THOSE THINGS they didn’t have time for before.  They might also think they can fix something in a club, a church, or whatever, that needs fixing with more time and effort.

However, there are many, many ways to keep your mind and body active without joining extra groups or clubs. You can go to a gym like the one at the hospital and get supervised exercise, or you can take a walk every day. You can walk at home or at the park or at the school, or you can get a state park pass and walk, jog, ride bike or horse at Lake Mineral Wells! Those are all body stimulations, but there are mind stimulations, too.

Reading comes to mind as a great way to exercise your brain, but there are other ways as well. You can attend programs put on by the public library, the state park, or by historical societies in the area. You can go to concerts in Weatherford or Fort Worth, and, of course, you can play games on your iPad or computer.

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    April 7, 2014

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    Well, thankfully the plumber is here today (Monday) after a weekend without the back toilet, washing machine and shower. The plumber, Norman’s, would have come sooner, but we had too much to do to be here when he came, and we didn’t want to ask him on Sunday. That’s God’s day!

    March 30, 2014 1 Photo

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    I have been a member of ancestry.com since its inception - even before, as I was one of the first to participate in rootsweb.com which was subsequently pirated by a few not-so-good people and turned into Ancestry. Ah, but that is another story.

    March 24, 2014

  • Reflections on the Woman's Club of Mineral Wells

    Ok, ok, I know some of you fellows were rather amused by my column a while back - the one telling you not to read. Well, while this column is about women, I hope you will read it and be encouraged by it to assist in the preservation of one of the few grand old ladies left in our town.

    March 16, 2014

  • Reflections About Town

    While, as many of you know, I have been pretty skeptical about the revitalization of the Baker Hotel, I do believe it looks pretty good for its going forward.

    March 3, 2014

  • Reflections on Devotionals

    A couple of weeks ago I told you about my blogger friend, Annie Jefferies, who visited us, with her husband, Don, on their way to mission work in Missouri where they are now assisting in a tiny community.

    February 17, 2014

  • Reflections on I Love You!

    How hard is it for you to say those three little words – I love you?

    February 3, 2014

  • Reflections on Blogging and Friends

    How many of you blog? I was asked the other day how many people here in Mineral Wells blog, and I really didn't know the answer to that.

    January 27, 2014

  • Reflections on Retirement 10 Years In

    Someone who is recently retired said to me, “I am so busy. I just don’t understand. We are retired, and we’re working harder now than we ever did before.”

    January 20, 2014

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