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Retire TO, part 3

October 25, 2018

Ron Dickinson, real life friend and retired colleague, is letting me share his words with you: “I find it easier to blame others than to take responsibility for my own actions. Today I am going to take charge of my life and enjoy the day.”  Thank you, Ron!

I’ve read that ten thousand of us retire every day.

Maybe we’re tired. Maybe we wanted out of office politics or our company’s changing structure. Maybe the job had gotten to be simply too much for us. Maybe health reasons pushed us along. Maybe we needed to take care of someone in our family.

Maybe there are as many reasons as there are retirees.

There’s one thing you and I have in common with everyone else, no matter the age or stage in life: “Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” Wish I written that, but I didn’t; neither did Ron.

Galatians 6:5 —- “Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” Boom, and thank you, St. Paul, for another gem!

Savor the assignment we’re given of doing “the creative best you can with your own life.” It’s a delicious call to action.

Which brings us to Question 1 in my intermittent Retirement Series: “To exactly what are your going to retire?”

A good way to start your answer: “Doing the creative best I can with my own life in retirement means that I’ll….”

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