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Nov 20th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

This Thanksgiving give thinking thankfulness a try for at least 16 hours of the day. Just for today or Thursday or whenever you are celebrating the occasion this year, lend yourself to thinking thankful thoughts. Write them down, if you wish. Post them on the refrigerator, but remove all else that would distract from them. Put up extra paper so that others may join in your exercise. Use bright, colorful markers. Come up with pithy and clever phrases. Don’t worry about spelling. It’s the thought that counts. Think Thankfulness. Add in some provocative art. Be creative. make the day and its expressions a masterpiece.

Be sure your first thought includes an invitation to others who may be in your kitchen on these holidays to join in expressing themselves. This is the creation of synergy. The more who participate, the more exciting and involving it becomes. Use your noodle. Tout your feelings. Don’t hold back. Tell someone who will be in your home how much you love them. Write in large

Seniors: Find a Way to Share Your Story

Jun 27th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The Internet offers a plethora of possibilities for telling your story. Ezine, for example, is one of those. Check it out. Maybe you have more skills than you know. Before that, just begin by drafting a few short tales of your life’s experience. Maybe share it with two or three friends. Allow their critique of what you have to say. Listen to their suggestions of style and content. Before long, you may have the makings of a short story or a magazine article or a novel. Who knows?

Begin making notes to yourself as ideas surface. Keep a journal of your thoughts and rememberings. Soon, a flow will develop, connections will be introduced, personalities will come alive, events can be reshaped. Your story, while never perhaps destined to be a best seller, may be an inspiration to others, whose own story may mirror yours. Don’t aim for huge success at first. Aim only to share your story. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect, just be perfectly content that telling your story allows you a creative opportunity you never