Thursday, July 10, 2008
I AM OFFICIALLY RETIRED - WHOA WHOA
Friends and family members keep asking me if I am sad; you see, I have been on the same job for 25 years. "Are you kidding?" is my reply. No, I am not sad. My retirement party is tomorrow and I believe the only tears shed by me will be of joy. Thank the Lord he let me live and work as long as I have. Today I walked two miles at the lake in the hot sun. No more of that -- I will go in the morning when it is cooler. Everyone keeps telling me I will be bored. Not I said the fly. By the Grace of God, I have plans of what I will do and hopefully I will get to do it. There are a lot of things I need to do around the house and that will take some time, such as painting the back porch and bathroom; clearing out my attic closet, scrapbooking, having lunch with friends, spending time with my 87 year old dad and appreciating him while I can and also an elderly friend that I have, enhance my church duties and definitely spend more time with the Lord, take some courses, visit the wellness center a couple times a week, house work, garage sales, going to visit my grandchildren, spending more time in the yard, and many other things. I may be retired from work but I'm not retired from living yet. The Lord is good and I thank him for allowing me to live long enough to retire and prayerfully enough time to enjoy my retirement and to get closer to Him.