Day 43 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Blog/Grocery Store – There is always something to be grateful for.

Today I am grateful for a better day. I left work immediately after school. I had finished my grades. I had entered my scores. I bid farewell to a dear friend who was retiring. I got advice from our wise custodian about a home improvement.   

I even had enough energy to go to the grocery store.  I rarely do much more than a quick shopping anymore. It is a task I used to enjoy. I had the energy and I knew I needed to do most aisles to get all my holiday shopping done. I actually was in the store for about an hour and a half. It was crowded and I was being careful to try to not have to make another trip.

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I made it home but not before my spouse called to see if I was OK. I don’t make long shopping trips anymore so he was concerned. For the first time in my life I asked for help loading my car with all the groceries. I am grateful I asked for help because it was all I could do to put the items in the cart and then on the counter. I was grateful my husband brought them in the house and then put the refrigerated items away. The rest had to wait.   I was proud of myself for pushing through and accomplishing such a big task after working all day. 

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It brings me to the thought again of what will it be like when I am retired. Will I “take to the bed” and veg all day long?  Will I read and read and read until my eyes cross?  Will I binge watch all my DVDs and be bored silly?  Will I practice moderation in my new found unlimited time? Will I attempt new classes and topics of interest? Will I be secure in my belief that I made the right decision?  Wow more questions than I expected. Today was a day to be grateful.

“Retirement is supposed to be the great escape from the stresses inherent in most jobs, a time to experience a fulfilling life derived from many enjoyable and rewarding activities.” Ernie J. Zelinski, The Joy of Not Working 

“We work all our lives so we can retire – so we can do what we want with our time – and the way we define or spend our time defines who we are and what we value.”Bruce Linton, Fatherhood: The Journey from Man to Dad 

 

One thought on “Day 43 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Blog/Grocery Store – There is always something to be grateful for.

  1. I think retirement will suit you well. Take time to see how it feels and what you need from it before you try to make plans to fill your days. After going for all those years there is a bit of a crash — at least there was for me. Now I am more determined with the things I hope to accomplish.

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