Posts Tagged ‘ senior inspiration ’

A REFRESHING WIND BLOWS

Sep 28th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Is it possible a refreshing wind is blowing? Is it really true that more and more of us are raising our voices and our hands in symbolic gestures of dissatisfaction? Yes, it really seems to be happening. There seems to be more and more common, ordinary real down to earth human beings are decrying, with good cause, those who are crude and rude and foul and lacking in decency.

Examples include a junior, note junior, senator from Texas leaning on emotionally immature means for protesting the sanctity of our nation’s heritage.

The qualities of goodness and respect, genuine regard for acts of maturity, examples of statesmanship need to



STIMULATIONS AND REMINDERS: RETRIEVING THE GOOD STUFF

Jun 17th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

What is there, Seniors, tucked away in the attic of your mind, that you wish to hold on to and share with the dearest people in your life?

Aging brings with it the recognition that I am the only person who holds the key to keepsake treasures that will be gone, when I am. Unless, I take the initiative to chronicle much that has happened in my life, and what has been learned from it, it will no longer exist.

Without sounding macabre, if you are in your mid to late 70′s or older, perhaps earlier if you have that option, it is time to make a record of what you feel helped make your life worth sharing with



WHY CLICHES DON’T CLICK

Nov 18th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Coming up with original thoughts, ideas and comments is not that large a challenge. Relying on cliches suggests a laziness and lack of imagination that locks the door to creativity. Having the motivation to push beyond the ordinary are exercises in welcoming wonder into our life experience. Staying within confining boundaries and refusing to allow our minds to be stirred suggests a lethargy not worthy of an exploring spirit.

Deciding to wander outside the limitations of what seem to be required confinement suggests a lack of courage, a dearth of creativity, a willingness to push beyond, a readiness to look further and an attitude of risk and chance that welcomes new possibilities.

It comes in the thoughts we choose to think, in the ideas we are comfortable in exploring,behind the doors we are



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 09/23/12

Sep 23rd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Good Morning, Seniors. In 7 days we will come to the end of September, another month’s passing and we will be at the threshold of November. A few days beyond that, well, you know.

Knowing and doing are partners. Knowing means awareness. Doing means taking action. With the moon’s phases having gone through its autumnal routine and winter on its way, by November we will be ready to take the next step: action!

Well, maybe. Not so fast now. I have a little more digesting to do. The debates come in there somewhere.



SENIORS KEEP A GOIN’

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

Experienced a marvelous first class occasion the other night. A friend, whom I have known for at least 65 years, put on a one man show called “Keep A Goin’.” It was an appropriate nudge, particularly to seniors, most of the crowd, to do just that, “keep a goin’”.

He has honed his skills over these many years, since high school, when he declared that he was going to be an actor. He has and quite successfully. His persona is uniquely one that brings an audience in and keeps them focused on what he says and does, as he blends harmonica, stage presence, and a string of well known authors, poets and writers who make up the erudite presentation of his point.

He kept the audience laughing