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Retirees, What Are You Grateful for Today? 👴👵

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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. 🤔
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Hello all:

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.

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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 🙂


 

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Hello NicoleRetired2020!

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.

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💥Tuesday - June 22, 2021💥

 

Well this morning I was told my 9am dental appointment for this Thursday had to be rescheduled. 😭 Just got a call saying I have it back. 😁 Lol it pays to complain. And I gave them an ear full. 🤣😂 Grateful!!!

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💥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!!


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💥My response for Monday - June 14, 2021💥

 

I am so grateful to have a reliable car. One of my neighbors has a brand new car that stays at his mechanic.

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💥My response for Sunday - June 13, 2021💥

 

  1. Grateful for my dental office checking on my pain = they are not open today!!!
  2. Grateful for the awesome folks who interacted with me today. (hugs)
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💥 My response for Friday - June 11, 2021 💥

 

I hate going to my doctor's office = way too much time sitting around waiting. Today they took me as soon as I arrived for my 9am appointment and I was back home by 10am. So Grateful 😁

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Grateful for family, friends and strangers that have been in my life. Whether the interaction was positive or negative, I have learned from it. Grateful to be retired!!!!

 

Thank you! @Anonymous  for being so helpful and gracious.


💥 You are welcome @Chocolatt Lots of hugs, Angela 💥

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💥 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!!!!

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💥My response for Wednesday - June 9, 2021 4:30pm EST💥

 

Lol, grateful that a very tall man was in my aisle at Walmart today so I didnot have to climb the shelves 😱 Hey Walmart, we need a step ladder in your aisles 😂😂

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💥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 😂🤣

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💥My response for Friday - May 21, 2021 11:30am EST💥

 

Very grateful for @AARPRachelA 🤗

  1. She CARES about us.
  2. She RESOLVES board ISSUES.
  3. And NO FAVORISM = she expects us ALL to follow the AARP rules 🙂
  4. She is the REASON I keep coming back. I can PM (private message) her anytime.
  5. THANK YOU RACHEL!!!
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@Anonymous, this is so nice! Your kind words warmed my soul 🤗💜 I'm grateful for you and this wonderful community!

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💥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!

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💥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 🤣😂

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Waking up! On a serious note I'm grateful for the freedom and no alarm clock going off every day!

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💥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!!!

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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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