“I did nothing all day”

I ran into a retired guy a few days ago who, as part of a more extensive conversation, told me that he “did nothing all day”.  Watched some TV, did a bit of shopping, and lazed around.  He appeared to be quite proud of that.  It would seem that for a few retired folks that is the ultimate reward, but I’m glad to report that it’s certainly not the norm in Haliburton County.  It’s not that I begrudge him the reward he feels he has attained.  It’s more about worrying for his early decline.  The majority of retired persons I know have multi-faceted life portfolios – a mixture of volunteering, exercise, participating and even working part-time.  They are interesting, vibrant and contributing individuals.  And they appear to last a long time as a result.

Here I am having my "head read" by Kreskin. At 76 years of age, The Amazing Kreskin does about 300 shows a year. His support staff report that his pace leaves them breathless.

I anticipate that in the next state of non-being, from the nether world,  I’ll still be actively trying to meddle in my family’s lives.  I wonder if they have part-time work up there (or maybe it will be down there?)   You know what they say about idle hands!

Author: Mike Jaycock

Living life at Eagle Lake, Ontario, Canada.

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