Posts Tagged ‘ living positively ’

IT’S A GOOD MORNING TO…

Nov 15th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Be it therefore resolved that this day is a good morning to BE ALIVE! It is a good morning for awakening to new pursuits, to quelling long held frustrations, to quitting bad habits, to taking care of yourself, to being a person others enjoy, to eating healthy foods, to cultivating a clear mind and encourage a good conscience, to be thankful for all the wonderful gifts of living, to affirm others who mean so much to you, to stand for truth, right, justice, fairness and a world of joy, to be in the game full force and ready to make a difference, to do things you have put off too long, to lift up someone who has fallen, to stand beside someone who needs you, to inspire others with a smile, a kind word, a gentle touch, a friendly nod.

If all this isn’t enough for you to have a good day, perhaps you can make your own list, not leaving out an emphasis on cultivating your own spirit, nor forgetting to enjoin the spirit of another.



SENIORS: TO WHAT DO YOU GIVE THE TIME OF DAY?

Oct 25th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Determining to what you give the time of day will unveil a lot about who you are, what you consider important, how healthy your frame of mind is (at your age), and what in life garners satisfaction and pleasure for you.

Retirement or aging, growing older or maturing by themselves do not bring a set of predetermined conditions which define your life. You choose. When you choose you will have considered, discarded, deliberated, designed, overlooked a whole series of options from which your life will be structured and programmed. You will also have the option to examine and change choices previously made. Your patterns for living do not, repeat do not, have to be forever and always. No matter how stuck in the mud our lives may seem, there are ways to be extracted from old and useless habits of behavior.



Seniors: The Best Part of the Day

Aug 3rd, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

There has to be a way to deflect the noise and stress awaiting us on most days. It is not too much to try to fashion a day that offers serenity and tranquility. Not all of it, of course. Days are like feelings. Some are rich with satisfaction. Some offer disappointment. But days do not have to be burdensome and ugly and mean and loud and heavy. They do not, in their whole, need to be occasions of dread and dismal expectation. They can offer lift and light and promise and purpose, hope and happiness.

Discovering your best part of the day means you are able to shift your attention from the discouraging to the uplifting. Sitting on the veranda or back porch watching squirrels frolic and search for nuggets is not a bad way to initiate a placid start to the morning. Reading quietly a meditative and inspirational piece that sets your heart at