“There is a right time for everything, and everything on earth will happen at the right time.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 ERV
Whenever you think that you are at the end of something – suddenly a light shines pointing you to a new beginning.
Life has many seasons and new beginnings. It’s important to remember the past seasons of your life but remain flexible and ready to move excitingly into your new unknown seasons.
“I learned that the best thing for people to do is to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live.
God wants everyone to eat, drink, and enjoy their work.
These are gifts from God.”
Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 ERV
I must confess that my first encounter with an empty nest was one of the most challenging seasons of my life. Everyday was a challenge until I discovered there was a whole beautiful undiscovered part of senior living still to be explored.
“Then I thought, “Why do people work so hard?” I saw people try to succeed and be better than other people. They do this because they are jealous.
They don’t want other people to have more than they have.
This is senseless. It is like trying to catch the wind.”
Ecclesiastes 4:4 ERV
One reason people hate thinking of themselves getting old is — because they focus on those things that they have to give up instead of what they can look forward to.
God knew this best kept secret before I could even figure it all out:
“But you have saved the best wine until now.” John 2:10 ERV
The true happiness of your life depends solely on your thoughts. It’s interesting to know that every person holds the key to their own happiness. The key can unlock or lock up happiness.
When you can choose ALL of the following – you know you have made it to the real senior life and you are winning all the way:
- Clocks are an option
- Wake up smiling
- Writing is a hobby
- Travel is a hidden gem
- Everyday is like a summer vacation
- Dishes and cooking are overrated/fake news
- Doing what you want when you want is mandatory
- Take naps anytime in the day
- Your house phone is always on the charger
“Some people say, “It is foolish to fold your hands and do nothing. If you don’t work, you will starve to death.”
Maybe that is true.
But I say it is better to be satisfied with the few things you have than to always be struggling to get more.”
Ecclesiastes 4: 5-6 ERV
AND JUST LIKE THAT A NEW ADVENTURE HAS BEGUN!!!