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Recipe for Retirement: Live, Laugh, Love, Learn

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A few months ago I was struggling with finding my purpose in life.


I stood in faith. I continued on with my journey in life.

I dreamed the dream of my retirement years. 


During that time, I read many inspiring stories, looking for my own meaning.

I wanted to find a way to help others.

I said that if I could help one person smile, laugh, or feel empowered, then my day was a success.

I’ve found a passion for writing. Boomer Blogging, if you will.


 I am a Boomer with a purpose. I know in my heart that each one of you has a purpose too. Each one of you has a gift. It’s just all about finding it and putting it into action.

So I leave you with this writing today with a few points to ponder as you seek your purpose in life.

Here’s to living, laughing, loving, and learning through retirement.

Live your days.

Don’t waste a moment of life. It is too short. It’s too precious.

It is an adventure. A gift.


It is a time to help others.

Time to take action.

It is a time to be enjoyed. It’s a time to create. To inspire.

It is a time to accomplish. Meet challenges.

It is a time to shift.

It’s never too late to spread your wings and fly.

It is a time to seek your purpose.

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Laugh every chance you get.

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Smile and give your smile to someone else.

Laugh because it is good for your health. Share laughter with others.

Laughter brings joy to yourself and to others. It’s contagious, you know.

Develop a sense of humor because it will help you get through the hard times.

A sense of humor will help you through life’s little problems.

Stay positive. What good comes from fear or negativity?

Love yourself, and love others.

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I’ve always believed that love has the power to change the world.

It brings peace and contentment to your heart.

Love because it replaces hate.

A forgiving heart is a loving heart.

Allow yourself to love and be loved. Isn’t that all we really need?

Show compassion and kindness.

Love has the ability to heal.

Love your children, neighbors, and strangers.

Learn everything.

Learn to improve. To be a success. Learn to develop new skills.

Study history. Your history. Understand yesterday and today to be better tomorrow.

Learn to be tolerant. Learn compassion. Give.

Take time to learn acceptance. Receive the gift of time from others.

Learn to share your wisdom, laughs, and love.

Originally published October 25, 2023

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