Enjoying a rose is like a beautiful holiday

Roses are a gift of the heart when we share love.

Winter Holidays can bring joy to all


Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope you will experience joy during the winter holidays. Although winter is long and its days are short, there are still many reasons to be joyful this season. Sometimes, as retirees, we loose our perspective of joy. If that’s the case for you,  these thoughts might respark the wonder and gladness of your youth. 


Wishing you a child’s delight at the site of new-fallen snow. (Especially if you don’t have to shovel it.)

Wishing you a child’s excitement at presents under a tree. 

Wishing you a child’s desire to share good things with others.

Wishing you a child’s glee at receiving a big warm stuffed animal.

Wishing you a family’s happiness at sharing special times together.

Wishing you the mischievousness of a child sneaking freshly baked cookies.

Wishing you a child’s rapture when spotting a tree come to life with colorful bulbs. 


Smile it will make you happ[!

Happiness can be found everywhere

Wishing you the warmth of a New Year’s hug.

Wishing you the jollity of ringing in the New Year. 

Wishing you the promise of another great year.

Wishing you the delight of sharing the season with others.

Wishing you opportunities to do things that matter too you.

Wishing you the satisfaction of finding purpose, meaning and joy in retirement. 

May your life in retirement be filled with joy and good tidings throughout the Year. 

Will you share the feelings you would like to experience this winter season in the comment section below? Your thoughts could inspire someone else to experience joy. Will you post these thoughts on your Facebook or Twitter pages ?

If you are looking for ideas to help you enjoy this holiday season you might find this Huffington Post article helpful.  (Insert link:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/holiday-mindfulness_b_1163696) or this past article on Survive Your Husband’s Retirement (insert link: http://surviveyourhusbandsretirement.com/season-of-giving-in-retirement/