Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843) was one of the greatest Scottish preachers. Though he lived only up to the age of 30, he made tremendous impact through his preaching and writings. Imagine the impact he would have made had he lived up to 70—it would have been even greater. http://bit.ly/17MLe5I
Living to a ripe old age gives us the opportunity to reinvent ourselves. We can set out to disprove the adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” We can learn new skills such as public speaking, writing and blogging and impact many lives.
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
planted in the house of the Lord,
they will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green.
Why are some people happy about their retirement whereas others are not?
Here are seven possible reasons borne out by research:
- 1. Engage in a purposeful activity for more than five hours a week.
- 2. Retire at your own free will (not retrenched).
- 3. Retire financially independent.
- 4. Retire at 55 or younger.
- 5. Having someone you can rely on for emotional support.
- 6. Proactively maintaining your health.
- 7 Having received pre-retirement advice or having pre-retirement planning.