Rethinking Retirement

What will you do when it's time to retire? Check out this article for some interesting thoughts on the subject!

BY: Cheryl Peterson


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Later in life, shockingly, both my parents died from illnesses after they retired, leaving me to rethink retirement again. It takes effort to know our job is not our life. God is our life. Love is our life. To retire is to withdraw but we can step up our efforts to live love, live life.

Legislation and policies are made to oversee retirement however under the law of Love, Life, we still can work prudently and effectively. I recently met two retirees, Ms. Mario and Mr. Russell. Ms. Mario joined a fitness center a few years ago and built up the strength to backpack the John Muir Trail for 22 days. Mr. Russell, a retired college professor now volunteers to teach reading and strategy skills to the disabled.

Nearing in on retirement age myself, I will continue to rethink work. Is my job to clean house or express harmony and creativity? Am I retiring from bad habits? Am I enjoying the fruits of the Spirit? From the Bible, “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22 23, The Pacific Bible)

Cheryl Petersen’s book is 21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Cheryl blogs as Everyday Spirituality on Beliefnet.

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