There will be no rocking chair for me!
I have music to learn and songs to write;
Books to read and places to see.

There will be no footstool for my feet!
There are hikes through unexplored mountains;
Walks around town and friends to meet.

Retirement is not in my plans!
There are still things to be accomplished;
Concepts and ideas to expand.

I refuse to yield to “getting old”!
With all of its preconceived notions;
Expectations of life gone cold.

I live life to its fullest each day!
In gratitude for every blessing;
With endless hope to light the way.

Published by lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.


  1. Right On!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think this is one area in which our parents were good examples of active lives in their later years. They both continued to explore intellectually.

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