retired (or just tired)

Thank God for retirement! People may think the idea unbiblical but I disagree. God told Moses that priests should serve from age 25-50 and then retire.* They could help the younger priests after that. Of course, you don’t quit working; just quit working full-time and do what you can to help the next generation(s). You are free from the pressure to perform!

You must earn this stage of life and then you can reap the blessings of age. It’s hard for many to have enough to live on in later years because none of us know how long we’ll live so what is “enough”? It may be elusive but what a grand concept…to finally make time for the things you really want to do. Travel, exercise, volunteer, pray, read, spend time with spouse, visit friends, enjoy grandchildren, try hobbies, write poetry!

Growing older is not for the faint of heart, especially as the heart may faint. Body parts give out and may need repair or replacement but there’s no real cure for aging. You may even reach invisibility…people no longer pay attention to you which can be frustrating because you finally have the wisdom of experience! Yet now you are free to be you without worrying what other people think…except you want to be a better example to the youngsters.

to quote my dear aunt,

“aging is not for wimps”

travel down new roads

*Numbers 8:24-26

Linked with dVerse poets where Frank J. Tassone is hosting haibuns…

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Simply Retired
    May 04, 2023 @ 07:17:10

    Just starting my new career as “Retired Person”. LOL It’s not easy making the adjustment but am learning. I still get up early and I don’t think that will change as morning is my favorite time of the day. The difference is rather than getting ready for work, I am taking long walks. Incredible feeling.


  2. janicead
    Apr 02, 2023 @ 15:35:58

    Yes, supporting the younger folks while they help when our parts are failing. Son and Grandsons helped with moving the last of our stuff this weekend.


  3. Frank J. Tassone
    Mar 28, 2023 @ 17:05:36

    I am “The Lion in Winter” in my profession. I’ve worked long enough for my retirement tier to be the desirable one! 🤣

    Kudos on your accomplishment. & what a witness to the relief from pressure such brings!


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 28, 2023 @ 14:50:24

    I am getting closer to that point… and more thinking how to wisely spend my time to help… not quite there yet.


  5. Becoming His Tapestry
    Mar 27, 2023 @ 19:12:22

    😂😂🙌🏽”growing old is not for the faint of heart” how very true that is, we certainly can’t be expected to move as quickly


  6. artsandletters9
    Mar 27, 2023 @ 16:22:57



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