We are now empty nesters other than our four legged friends. We no longer set five place settings at the table, or fight over the remote or worry about who's car is parked last in the driveway for morning departures. It is all good..... for our age!
Every season of life comes with new challenges, opportunities and goals. Right now I want to soak in the serenity of solitude, or not working to an exact schedule or meal planning as it comes. It is a great decade and we need to embrace it with purposeful living. We are fully aware that more years are behind than ahead of us, and we need to make the most of each day. I do see each day as a gift, as we have said good bye to a few friends due to illness. Being proactive about your lifestyle, relationships and involvement in making a difference are all areas we need to review as we enter each year and even more so as the decades flip to the next one. As I mentioned in an earlier post, old is not the problem, age is no the problem, it is our attitude and how we choose to move foward. There are transitions at all stages of life, from marriage, to the first child, to the school years, teenagers, university....empty nests! How you respond to each transition is reflected in your choice of response. Others will look at you and either admire you or
perhaps think " I sure don't want to be like" so and so" when I reach that age" they are so miserable and just existing - not living.
Not sure what chapter you are now turning in your life, but looking at it with a clear filter, input from those who have wisdom around you and proper planning will definitely make it a memorable one. You cannot always control the circumstances but you can ALWAYS choose your response!