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Old 06-05-2011, 04:41 PM   #61
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Seriously, sometimes all the purpose you need in life is to be good to your fellow humans, do some good deeds for others in worse shape than you are, and bring a smile to someone's lonely or sad face. The possibilities are endless, and you often don't have to look too far to find someone to help.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:12 PM   #62
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Seriously, sometimes all the purpose you need in life is to be good to your fellow humans, do some good deeds for others in worse shape than you are, and bring a smile to someone's lonely or sad face. The possibilities are endless, and you often don't have to look too far to find someone to help.
Seriously, when I've felt depressed in the past, I was always successful overcoming that by doing kind things for someone else! I'm not sure what you're responding to but I agree with your comment. The point of my message was more focused on my work life and my quest to make up for lack of satisfaction in that arena in the past, not my personal life. Being good to others and doing good deeds at work may make you well liked (can also get you in trouble! ) but there's more to the satisfaction I'm seeking.
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All I know is since we left the workforce we constantly wonder how we ever found time to work. We go days without turning a TV on, there are so many books to read, gardens to tend, volunteer organizations to help, recipes to try, home projects to finish etc. etc. etc. DH built some beautiful furniture and several wooden boats, I have made quilts and got involved in a pottery studio. All fun and rewarding. And it is great to travel off season when everyone else has to work and be able to grab the cheapest airfare because you can be flexible in your travel dates. We take long bike rides, spend time at the YMCA and Yoga studio or hiking. My DIL's know if they have a childcare emergency they only have to call and I'll be in the car on the way- they don't live too close so it is definitely an occasional thing, but I love it.


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Awesome post! This inspires me to keep working toward this goal...
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Don't think so much.

Seriously, sometimes all the purpose you need in life is to be good to your fellow humans, do some good deeds for others in worse shape than you are, and bring a smile to someone's lonely or sad face. The possibilities are endless, and you often don't have to look too far to find someone to help.
This Makes sense, if you don't think about it too much.
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