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A Successful Life and Relationships

Recently I was reading a newsletter that was talking about successful tips on retirement. They were such great practical tips, not only for retirement, but for life and relationships. I definitely thought they were worth repeating. I added the first one and expanded a little on some points.

  • Smile – it’s free and understood in every language.
  • Be of service to others. There is a million and one ways to get connected in your community and even in your neighborhood. Is there a senior that needs errands done or something picked up from the grocery store? How about helping out a friend and driving them to an appointment. Volunteering at one of many places that are in line with your passions in life, are also a great way to serve others.
  • Learning something new keeps your mind sharp and your life interesting.
  • Stay in touch with friends and make new ones.
  • Do things you enjoy (especially in retirement, because now is your time).
  • Spend more time with family.
  • Stay active and practice good self-care.
  • Look at your glass half full and practice gratitude.

So I definitely thought these were some good life tips. Whatever your day holds, I hope you experience some joy and contentment.

Warmest regards,


Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide