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Retirees, What Are You Grateful for Today? 👴👵
- This discussion was created on May 16, 2021 12:40pm EST.
- I know some days it is a challenge to feel grateful. 🙄
- Hmmm, how about 1 thing?
- They say we get more good things when we appreciate them when they arrive. 🤔
- Stop by to read the comments and/or leave a comment.
- We luv hearing from you!
(8/31/23) Grateful for my "only" child who makes time and space in her life for me.
Yesterday was a day of CHANGE for me as folks CHANGED in my life.
If I didnot have my "daughter" to LEAN against and to "nurture" me - I would have given up.
Lol, NOW I am back on track and PROUD of myself for KNOWING when it is time to LET GO of folks.
I have NO idea what my NEXT "season" in my life will be, but my OLD "season" had to go.
In my "humble and simple" opinion, things happen for a reason. With time and patience, wounds HEAL and we get STRONGER.... 💃💃💃
NEVER give up! 👍
(8/22/23) Grateful I have a car and they have NOT taken away my keys AS YET! 🚘🚗
Lol, now to see WHICH one of us RETIRES from driving 1st - me (will be 65 next month September 2023) or the other "old" lady (my 2006 Hyundai Elantra). 😂🤣
Hmmm, I am accepting bets..... 😎
I am grateful for:
Waking up this morning
Sleeping last night safely
A warm house with food
Income to pay bills and thrills
Friends to talk to (not a lot but good ones)
My Lord and Savior who cares for me (not getting into a discussion, the question was what am I grateful for)
Not having to go to work anymore and nothing temps me to at this time.
Roku and YouTube (smile) No cable
Nicole, I am grateful for Uber and Lyft as well. No car but great public transportation where I live(major city) It is an expense but sometimes
you need the comfort that comes with riding in a car. Ridden in some
pretty nice ones too! Whatever I can do to comfort me, I do now.
1 comment (1/9/23) SO GOOD to hear from you @MicheleS11593 !!! No cable or TV for me. FREE Tubi and YouTube. 😉 Hate Uber, but grateful when my other Old Lady (2006 Hyundai Elantra) is at mechanic and my only child in Florida sends one for me. I am in Cave Spring, Virginia. Nicole 🙂
I live in Philadelphia Pa( Philly for short) Be here once and everyone calls it Philly. Has issues but is home. I retired at the
end of December 2019. So retirement has been bittersweet. Things that I wanted to do got postponed until 2022. Haven't done all but gradually I did more in 2022.
One of those was dumping cable. My bill crept to over $250.00 monthly for channels I never watched. I decided I am out! I have a $20.00 indoor antenna and Roku. Luckily 6 tv station antennas are nearby so I pick up a lot. We came from an era of 3 majors, public tv, independents and bent wire hangers for antennas when the regular one did not work.😊
Great that your daughter orders rideshare for you.
💥Monday - June 14, 2021💥
I am grateful for both @AARPMichaelP and @AARPJanelleM and my AARP Family😁 Today Michael gave me back my Ace Badge after I had opted out last month 🙄 Thank you Michael! I had to step away for a bit. Thank you all for making me feel welcome 🤗🤗 Thank you Jannelle, I am keeping an eye out for my Membership Renewal gift in the mail. Luv you all!!
💥 My response for Thursday - June 10, 2021 9:15am 💥
I am so grateful to AARP cleaning up this board 😁 Last night we had some awesome discussions. So glad our MIA old timers are returning!!!!! You have been missed 🤗🤗🤗 And welcome to our newbies who jumped in and joined us 🤗🤗🤗 Thank you AARP for hearing us! Now we can stop by, share, chill again. Just awesome!!!!
💥My response for Wednesday - June 9, 2021 3:15pm EST💥
Grateful for the toddlers next door running over to give me hugs as I was unloading my Walmart groceries from my car. Such luv 🤗 I got to see my doggie friend Blitz who lives next door. Lol, he came outside to see what all the fuss was about 😂🤣
💥My response for Friday - May 21, 2021 11:30am EST💥
Very grateful for @AARPRachelA 🤗
- She CARES about us.
- She RESOLVES board ISSUES.
- And NO FAVORISM = she expects us ALL to follow the AARP rules 🙂
- She is the REASON I keep coming back. I can PM (private message) her anytime.
- THANK YOU RACHEL!!!
💥My response for Thursday - May 20, 2021 4:30pm EST💥
I am grateful for my 3 neighbors (2 on each side, 1 above) running their air on VERY COLD = I cannot afford to use mine. They KEEP me cool 😉 84 outside now 😱 74 in my studio apartment with a HUGE Walmart floor fan rotating. Luv it!
💥My response for Thursday - May 20, 2021 7am EST💥
- TODAY I get MORE portable wifi (see picture below) 🙂 My daughter bought me a COOLPAD which you can take anywhere with you when I was HOMELESS 🤗 Even after getting off the streets, I kept it. Beats having to BUY wifi. When I am out and about and there is FREE wifi, I shut my unit off. I get NEW data every 20th of EACH day of the month. TODAY is the 20th. My OLD laptop (now recycled) was eating up my data the same day I got it due to the awful Windows 10 uodates. Never got it updated.
- And I finally get to use my brand NEW Apple i-pad to go online to do my CONVERSATIONAL Spanish Lessons 😉 Decided to replace my 3-year old Dell laptop when the motherboard had to be replaced 🙄 That was it for me 😤 Hated having to do this but totally over Microsoft. Lol, NEVER used Apple so my OLD brain will be LEARNING. My daughter already informed me she knows ZERO about APPLE = I am on my own this time 😱 She has been my electronic expert over the years. A lot easier and lighter to tote too. My laptop bag way too big for i-pad 🤣😂
💥My response for May 16, 2021 1:15pm EST💥
I am grateful to have a loving adult daughter (my only child) who keeps an eye on her OLD Ma. This has no PRICE TAG 😉 I never celebrate Mother's Day as EVERY DAY is my Mother's Day. She visits, texts and calls me to make sure I am okay EVERY DAY. GRATEFUL!!!
I'm grateful for the time I got to spend with my daughter yesterday and Thursday when she drove back from the far side of the state where she's in college. And today, I'm grateful that I don't have to go anywhere and that my groceries got delivered.
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