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For Seniors, Saturdays Seem Redundant

May 3rd, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Because “every day is a holiday” to seniors, Saturdays seem redundant. They are an add on, a bonus, an extra surprise in the stocking. It is a day when absolutely anything you want to do can be done. There are typically no appointments on Saturdays. Physicians take off, other of life’s essentials, like hair appointments, etc can be delayed to a weekday. There is just no need to put one in the vise of trying to squeeze in mandatory activities. Saturday is a void, all its own, in which you can choose to be in total limbo. I have always loved Saturdays. There is a tranquility about them that is hardly experienced on any other day.

For the true retiree, nothing needs to be more important than doing exactly what one wants, in the way one wants on a Saturday. Freedom is free. No demands, no expectations, no “did you take out the trash today.” It is just a day for several cups of coffee, a relaxed breakfast, out if you choose, walking the dogs kind of day. It is a day to let your mind float in space, a day to plan to do something, but not do it if you don’t wish. It