Isn’t retired life great? You just sit back and enjoy life. Yeah, right! I keep threatening to go back to work so I can get some rest. Fact is, the sands are running faster through the hour glass and most of us don’t want to waste one minute of our precious time. My wife and I try to live each day with as much energy and enthusiasm as we can. We try to communicate and spend time with family and friends. We save up and travel to as many bucket list places we can afford, and look for adventures we can experience whether near or far. It’s fun, but can be exhausting. At least twice a day, we do try to find some peace and quiet. Whether reading, reflecting, or relaxing, its something we find quite beneficial. Yesterday, for example, we walked through a local park and enjoyed watching mothers and children playing and splashing in a water fountain. Others were picknicking under the shade trees. It was only a few minutes, but it refreshed us. We also spend half an hour together each day watching a DVR’d travel show. It’s great spending a bit of time in some other part of the world. The fact is, stress, whether or not you are retired, is not a good thing. Find a quiet place or activity and spend a few minutes each day doing, well . . . not much. It’s good for you. By the way, I mentioned a study skills workshop I’ll be teaching this summer in the San Francisco East Bay area. For anyone interested, here is a link to a magazine article about me and my workshop.

http://www.110mag.com/

JUST FOR FUN

Quiet often when we are out at a nice place to eat, my wife (who I lovingly refer to as “sexy Trisha”) and I will order a dessert to split. I let her have a few bites to begin, and she always forgets I will snap a picture of her looking as though she is devouring the whole thing by herself. I’m sure she will appreciate this one.

Sexy Trisha Parker

Sexy Trisha Parker

John Parker

John Parker

http://www.TheBestofOurLives.com

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