Posts Tagged ‘ satisfactions ’


Jan 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Three wonderful pets remind us every day, just how much of their lives center on us. Their care and keeping, their safety, their diet, their daily routine rests with us to meet and provide. It is nice to be needed. That is one of the essentials provided by a pet. They let you know that their world is about you and them. They help you understand the need for affection and the rewards that are associated with it. They start the day with you in mind. They quit the night when snuggled in, perhaps in bed with you, and they know all is well.

It is not too much to keep them well assured that they too are a central part of your universe. It is not too much to stop for a moment to pet them and let them know love is returned. It is not too much to give them your lap, your hand upon their head, your smile, your affirmation.

Seniors: Monday Morning Satisfactions

Apr 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Mondays weren’t always like this. When employed, I normally chose to take Mondays as my day off. It was a wise choice, because the weekend, for a pastor, is normally a time of demand, emotional, intellectual and physical. If you aren’t up for the weekend, it is like missing the best shopping day of the season if you are a merchant.

So, now in retirement, Mondays bring with it unusually satisfying hours. It is a time when sleeping in is allowed, although that is seldom done. It is a time when whatever I want to do I give myself permission to do so. Right now, apparoaching noon, I am writing this column. It allows me the chance to be myself, with my thoughts, just to see what comes out of these wonderful keyboard letters.