KEEPING ACTIVE – DAVE BERNARD – Do you ever have one of those mornings when you just don’t want to get out of bed? For whatever reason staying tucked under those warm blankets just sounds better than any other option. There is nothing you must do – the calendar is clean. And if you are lucky enough to be retired you are free to stay right where you are for as long as you choose. That is one of the great things about retirement – you get to do what you want when you want.

One of the not so great things is finding yourself in the situation where you can’t think of a good reason to get up. There is nothing that lights your fire enough to inspire you to exit your bed. Whether bored or unchallenged or maybe a little down in the mouth, some of those retired days you worked so long and hard to achieve can be a bit blah.

It’s not that every day in retirement should be action packed filled with excitement. A little downtime is an important part of the mix. But finding meaning in your day, experiencing new things and making the most of your second act requires more than sitting back and watching the world go by.

I have learned the secret to a happy retirement is often found in the little things. Experiencing meaning and joy do not require some momentous event. Each of us can hope to live a worthwhile retirement. Click here to discover a few areas that can provide you with inspiration.

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