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New Year's Resolutions

Readers are using the advice from the elders to “think different.”

  • You’re deepening and widening your emotional circle. You’re making new friends and adding some younger friends. And you’re not taking your family and friends as much for granted.
  • You’re taking up new activities – sculling, rowing, dancing, music lessons.
  • You’re mixing up your traditions and breaking down old patterns in order to make memories. e.g.  Doing something completely different for your holiday.
  • You’re taking risks – buying that boat and heading off for an extended cruise, quitting work, relocating, finding a new partner.
  • You’re re-organizing your library while you still have the wherewithal.
  • You’re rethinking retirement and planning to mix in some part-time consulting or deciding to re-train in a different field.
  • You’re downsizing or you’re re-considering the suitability of your cottage as a retirement home.
  • You’re getting rid of your stuff, and trying to convince your partner to do the same.
  • You’re getting together with relatives to research your family tree while there’s still time.
  • You’ve given the book to your partner and said, “After you’ve read it, let’s talk.”
  • You’re reminding yourself about the importance of passion and the need for a challenging, creative interest.  And you’re figuring out how to find it.

What’s your new year’s resolution? Share it by commenting below!

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Reader Comments (1)

My New Year's resolution is to work less and bond often with family and friends. I am also a workaholic so must of the time I do not have time for parties or simple gatherings. But since I'm not getting any younger, I now find time to gather peers or invite them to my house. And sometimes I let my nieces sleep over my house for some sort of assisted living. PA is the best place in the world and I thank God that I am surrounded by great family and friends here.

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCara Larose

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