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SENIOR DETERMINATIONS: SIXTEEN MUST DO’S

Feb 29th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

There may be in your senior citizen catalog of regrets a whole series of things you wish you had done. There may be yet time to do some of them. There will be struggles to decide from among them, which ones you really can accomplish. But, without initiative and determination, it is certain none of them will be achieved. Thus, this article.
For me, there are at least 16 must do’s before the calendar and clock make it nigh impossible to be satisfied that I at least tried.

Here they are:

MUST DO: learn how to do something you always wanted to do, but were afraid to try. Examples include fly fishing, target practice, either with a bow and arrow or a firearm.



A WINTER’S DAY BECKONS SENIORS

Dec 23rd, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It is one of those remarkable winter days when the sun is out, the leaves still spin from tree to earth, the temperature is reasonably inviting, the crisp air is refreshing and everything, including your pets, urges us to be out of doors. Out of doors: literally, away from walls, no longer confined, tempted to be childlike and roll in the leaves.

So why not, before the afternoon shadows grow longer and the day’s beauty is stolen by the coming of night, and the sun quits its daily chores. Why not spend the day, or as much of it as you can, on yourself? And, if you are so inclined, invite someone along who will enjoy sharing the rich loveliness of an afternoon with you. Take along a thermos. Fill it with something hot or cold, whatever your pleasure. Slip a few home-baked goodies in your satchel. Sit under a mighty tree, smell the world about you, take in the magnificence of a winter’s day.