Posts Tagged ‘ inspiration for seniors ’

SENIORS PREPARE FOR 2014

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

September is one of those months, like January, that offers opportunity for preparing for what’s ahead. It is a hallmark for change and adjustment and accepting new realities. Schools open, families experience an empty nest with college welcoming new enrollees. Football season is in full swing. The World Series readies for its annual moment. Fall in some locales begins its hints of a change in the weather. Even seniors, those who live in two different worlds, pack up and prepare to head for a more pleasant climate, in anticipation of winter.

Folk in those areas, where the leaves begin to color the landscape with their startling hues, begin preparing their homes for approaching alterations in their environment. Raking leaves, mowing for the last time, readying snow blowing equipment, checking for insulation needs and so on.



Seniors: If You Can’t Find It Here, You Can’t Find It Anywhere

Feb 10th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Look as you might, search as you will, IF YOU CAN’T FIND IT HERE, YOU CAN’T FIND IT ANYWHERE! How presumptious! How arrogant! How absurd! Not at all. We are full blooded, full grown, completely indoctrinated senior citizens. We are among those, like you, who must traverse the boundaries of life’s realities every day of our lives. We, who are met with the frailities with growing older, the challenges of standing down the challenges of physical assaults, the invasions to our health, our minds and our mobliity. It isn’t easy. It never subsides. When one thing yields, another raises its head.

How do we cope with the variety of invasions upon our bodies and minds? How do we have the courage to stand off the whole spectrum of stuff that would attack at moments totally unexpected? How can we fool the enemy, hold back the incursion of disease and physical attack, when we are already weakened by our body’s unwillingness to fight the good fight?



Seniors: Six Insights that Improve with Age

Jan 18th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Lists are a favorite form of writing and an inviting method for reading and remembering. Here is one that struck me as I mulled what to consider next. Here are some insights that may make for improvements as we age.

Insight One: Learn how to be calm, thoughtful, patient and gentle in all your behaviors.

Insight Two: Never allow someone else to get the best of you, to provoke anger, to incite tension in your life.

Insight Three: Don’t give away your power. Kindly, but firmly, allow others to understand that you are in control of your life.

Insight Four: Set aside time for meditation, contemplation, rumination, and wholesome deliberation. Life’s problems will be more easily resolved.



Seniors: Clutter, Stutter, or Mutter

Aug 30th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Okay, guys and girls here we are at the virtual end of summer and the beginning of fall. Time to get into the routine to make decisions for the last quarter of this tenth year of the first decade of 2000. Let’s look at the three stooges who try to trick us to use our time and energy as we launch into the closing quarter of this rapidly passing year.

First, let’s get at the clutter. What are we going to choose to rid our lives of before the clutter multiplies any further? There are so many places to start. Garage, Basement, Study, filled with unread magazines, solicitation mail that should have been tossed upon receiving. But wait, we are getting ahead of ourselves. What about the clutter of the mind. That is the big one. If you began the day by turning on either a radio, televsion or computer, then the first consideration is WHY? The clutter has been going on all night and lurks in wait for us, just as soon as we touch that dial or push that button or call forth from the deep all the wicked and troubling and quarrelsome events and episodes happening in our world right now.