Month: July 2014

The age-old questions

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Baby Boomers / encore / encore careers / Friends and family / Gratitude / Health / Meaning of life and that stuff / Wisdom / Wisdom too late

“Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore? Some people are really sensitive about their age and try to hide the truth from others – leave them guessing! For me, from an early age I looked older than my contemporaries. I think it is fair to say that trait has stayed with me so I just accept it. […]

Any cheese – I mean mobiles?

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internet / The workplace / You must be kidding?

I want to upgrade my mobile phone. Now that doesn’t sound complicated, does it? I have a pre-paid phone but I am looking at changing over to a contract. I went to the Telstra Store and was approached soon after arriving. He only wanted my name though and told me I was second in the queue. I decided to browse my options and selected three phones that I wanted more information about. I browsed for […]

A story about an old man (fiction)

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creativity / emotions / Gratitude / love / Meaning of life and that stuff / Nature / Wisdom

I visit my elderly aunt every week. She is in the dementia ward of the local Care Village. She turned ninety recently. I notice each week that there is a fellow sitting outside enjoying the sunshine. He has a beautiful smile and says hello to me as I pass by. As time goes by, we start to exchange a few words about the weather or comment on the flowers in the well-cared for grounds. Sometimes […]

Being prepared

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Acceptance / Dreams / emotions / Gratitude / Health / Mindfulness / Motivation / Philosophy / Wisdom

My son sent me a link to a website a while ago and I have since subscribed to it due to its simple wisdom. There is a link below to the Zen Habits site and topic of Being Prepared for Anything. The site offers a seven point Survival Kit using the following headings: 1. Mindfulness 2. Watch your internal response 3. See what you’re holding on to 4. Let it go 5. Respond appropriately 6. […]

An old man

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beautiful / emotions / Wisdom / Writing

Who is this old man? Does he have a name? Is he rich or poor – kind or mean? Where does he live? Is he educated or just street wise? Is he loved and has he known happiness? *** I joined a creative writing group today and we are tasked with writing a story with the topic of “An old man”. I found this unidentified image on the internet and I want to delve into […]

Things were not as they should be

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Friends and family / Health / seniors

My elderly aunt was being cared for in the dementia ward of the local retirement village. It was about four years ago that I visited her from Western Australia. She had very few personal items with her and she asked me to go to her home and bring some toiletries etc back for her. The staff also gave me a short list of items she needed. I opened the door to her home – it […]