Now in my 60s, I find out that in many ways I am in the best years of my life. Oh, I have my share of worries like everyone, but I find that I also have more freedom of expression than ever before when I had to worry about political correctness in the working world. And after periods of my life when, despite a good job and family, I sometimes felt empty, with age has come a more personal relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that he will ultimately take care of me as long as I profess my love for Him and try to live my life in Him. I will be rewarded by spending my future after earthly death with Him in Heaven above.
Realizing that, I am free now to enjoy my coming twilight years doing the things I truly like to do: providing a home with my wife for forgotten animals and writing about them and other subjects. And I follow politics closely and routinely post entries in this blog supporting my Conservative views as well as entries supporting my faith and devotion to God. I have even just completed my first book, Honey, We Shoulda' Bought the Ark, my story of how my change in life brought by the animals has opened me to the beauty of nature and how it shows the presence of my God.
Additionally, I enjoy fast paced walking and light weight work; I figure that as I age there is no reason to let my physical self fall apart or lose my mental acuity. If I can stay on my feet and be active while fully extending my mind my chances of a happy old age are dramatically improved and besides, since I anticipate receiving no help from Obamacare, I know I am on my own. I have to do my part to care for myself.
So for all of you out there who are starting to worry about your old age, don't fret, get busy and find a hobby or an avocation and get to work. The years of experience you have are valuable and can be of great assistance to those coming along behind you. What's more, your knowledge of past history can offer many strong points on how we can keep from going wrong in our actions. Our nation needs all the help it can get right now.
Be alert, look around and find something you can do to benefit yourself and those around you. You'll be happier, healthier, and leave something behind that is needed: wise advice and counsel from someone who has been there and is in the know.
Thank you, Lord, for giving me the gifts that you have and help me to use them wisely, always devoted to furthering your glory. And thank you for having given me life as an American. Help her to be strong and resolute in standing for freedom from tyranny and help her people to always be devoted to you. I ask in the name of He who died for me so that I might live forever, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
Have a great day.