I’m quite sure that I never want to retire – I don’t want to be a porch sitter, couch potato, or vagabond. I want to contribute in some way as long as the body and mind hold out. What I want to do is – “Refire.” With all my heart I believe that it is possible to reinvent what we do for a new stage of life. The problem that I’m encountering is finding the time to figure out how to do that. I really like what I do and I spend a great deal of time thinking about it and focusing on how I can do it better. When it comes to telling the “Good News” are we ever too old?
Mother Theresa had to stop upon her death (87), Billy Graham hasn’t stopped (95), and there are impressive statistics on many octagenarians and nonagenarians. It’s when we get focused on hanging it up that we emotionally surrender. Now, taking the wisdom we’ve gained and using it to propel us forward and contribute to others is something that I am dedicated to doing. We need to harness the energy, creativity, and wisdom of those who have given so much and not warehouse them or send them off into the sunset. The so called greatest generation is the greatest only until there is a generation greater.