I have not been writing anything on retirement or old age for a long time.
The recent surge in the number of readers reading my post ” Early Retirement= Early Death?” https://retireediary.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/early-retirement-early-death/ urged me to write instead of only posting photos.
For sure, I am stepping into the Autumn of my life. But are we not just the Autumn foliage, colorful and beautiful, before Winter finally arrives?
For this I would like to share with you a photo taken two years ago in South Korea.
Here is also a Video passed to me by a friend – ” The Secrets of Old Age” which I found very meaningful and which I would like to share : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgBF3sIPm4c In summary, the secrets of old age are:
Many thanks, Brickthomas!
Thank you for your thoughtful, helpful words and for sharing this beautiful video! Yours is one of my favorite blogs.
Many thanks for your following and kind support!
Those are some words of wisdom in retirement. I agree with those.
I think they are in line with my philosophy of life!
My mom is nearing 90, I hope to change her attitude towards life as well!
Beautiful photo and blog post.
I loved the post! The music, photos, everything….Thank you for sharing this with us…
Many thanks for liking it!
Very well said, retirement is a new life and it is up to each one of us retiree to enjoy it.
Very true, Larry!
Lovely photo and words
Thank you, Deborah!
Very lovely! Thank you!
Thank you to you too!
I like your thinking. Lovely photos too
Great to hear from you, Ruth!
Thank you, Tiny!
Both my parents are at the brink of retirement and your post resonates with me . These are some of the things we keep telling them to do . A lovely read.
Pass this on to your parents, they may like it 🙂
Will do for sure!
My parents are near retirement too….need to show this to them.. 🙂
Thank you for sharing! 🙂
I wish I have come across this earlier!
Thanks to your generosity in sharing, I have come across this now at the age of 23! 🙂 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
At you age, the recommendation is Do Not Fear!
I’ll Keep that in mind. Kinda needed that bit of advice… 🙂
Thank you 🙂
At your age, you have some much opportunity before you!
🙂 🙂 You are right but that stupid thing called “fear of failure” is a deadweight of sorts 😦
I am sure you can overcome that!
🙂 Hope so!
Reblogged this on Ravings from Iliria… and commented:
Live Life. Be Happy. Do Good. 🙂
Many thanks for reblogging this on!
My pleasure! 🙂
P.S. The song is beautiful….. 🙂
Glad that you like it!
The Secrets of Old Age = Lots of Experience, Emotions, nature, spiritual, relations, births, deaths and may more stuff that can be seen by another but only can feel by indivudal.
Lots of experience, lots of intelligence, lots of wisdom and love!
I agree Michael …… 🙂
Thank you, Stanley!
Hi Michael: glad that I did not miss this post! Do you know I am the Aging expert? Just kidding! Indeed I am also aging ,like everybody else, and my work is in Aging! About this topic, I do have lots to share. I will post on this subject when I have time. Like you, I did not particularly talk about aging on my blogs. To give aging a very positive image, please check out the link posted above and share with your mom!
By the way , Starry Night is one of my favorite songs and paintings too. Van Gogh is one of my favorite artists too. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Denise, as an expert I am sure you will have a lot to share with us. I look forward to your posts which will be invaluable to many of us. Regards, Michael
Good advice Michael, I try to live by it. Some additional thoughts: it’s alltogether too easy to deferr living until tomorrow or to make your longing subject to some impossible condition – whatever your age. Today is a pretty good day to act
Yes, cherish every moment as yesterday is gone, tomorrow is yet to come and today is the present!
Michael, I totally agree.. Life is to be enjoyed, protected, and cherished happily….
Take care and happy (days) blogging to ya, from Laura ~ 🙂
You are so right, Laura, may your days be filled with happiness!
I’ll do my best to follow your advice! I wish you the very best.
I wish you the very best too!
My sentiments entirely! Carpe Diem!
Many thanks, Sue!
Inspirational words. I intend to use my grandfather’s approach to aging, he just kept trying new things, started new occupations, and actually rode horseback until he was 94. I think he had it right.
Trying something new at old age is courageous!
And take photographs, lots of them. 🙂
For sure, I will!
Well, well Mr. Lai. I’m astonished. I just copy some of your fraises to quote you, any day if necessary. Thank you, so complete, and finished, I think you didn’t miss anything. I will send it to my family, and friends, and if they pay attention, for sure is going to be of great benefit for every body, Thank you for your great service to every body.
Yes, I share it so others may find inspiration from it!
Mr. Lai, of course…. keep ” posting written messages”, “posting photos”, and “posting videos”. Your wonderful, beautiful, refreshing, healing, good spirit is really something to be spread, specially in today’s days, where there is a considerable absents of this, and there for a mayor necessity of that kind of “In the right track clarifying and redirecting good Spirit”, needed for so many of us, that can be locking down them selves into negativism, and consequently to eternal death… ( In may opinion, what was said in this last words ) not to be done “If you want to live for ever”. So, if anybody looking for enlightenment finds this works done by you, they probably will reconsider the direction of their life. “Thanks to God”, and
“To You”…..Definitively with Capital Letters…That, would be one of your mayor “high quality” services to humanity, among all those other already given by you. Not many people can do what you do. Thank you again, from an other appreciative soul over here.
many thanks for the kind words 🙂
Thank you Michael. Always insightful, and you give us such beautiful photos to go with your words!
I hope to be of some service to the readers 🙂
Great advice, Michael. We also need to forgive others everyday to keep us away from stress and depression that comes with lack of forgiving.
That is very true, we should forgive their trespasses as in the prayer Our Father, albeit this is not easy!
True, it’s not easy but we have to keep trying each time we remember not to have forgiven someone.
Will endeavour to follow!
Thank you for a great post that speaks to me as I am growing older.
I just want to pass along the message for people who may need it!
Good things to practice.
Hope people will benefit from it!
Michael your photo and the video were so very enjoyable.
They are my sentiments precisely, to enjoy life is to appreciate.
You are so right!
A beautiful post, Michael.
Thank you, Emma!