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DOING WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU COULD

Feb 21st, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

In retirement, during those days when you are somewhat cast adrift, bored or otherwise feel useless, how do you find something in which to invest yourself that gives your life meaning and purpose and satisfaction?

One of the admirable qualities of many who have retired is discovering something uniquely special and creatively enterprising that they can do. Some of the things include: doing wood working, making toys for children, repairing bicycles and giving them away to children who wouldn’t otherwise have them. Or having been somewhat proficient at mechanics, repair an old car and help a young man or woman learn how to keep it running. Or build backyard playgrounds or identify city land on which safe structures can be built and maintained available for neighborhood children.