Wednesday, January 2, 2019

BORED.... Never

                             As I age, I am slowing down. Do you find that to be true, as well?

 And, I find that with just myself to look after, I end up with hours each day with little to do!!

                                Gee, I used to wonder when that day would come..........
                                                                     It has!!

                                                         So, I find that I am bored.

I ran across some quotes I'd written down, some tips about growing older, and guess what I found.
                 "You should never allow yourself to become bored  

        That quote came out of a book my son gave me several years ago. A very wise book. 
                                                          I should read it more often!!

Dr. Pillemer interviewed more than 1,000 people over the age of 65 to find out their advice to the younger generation. It's so informative, inspiring, a "gotta read" book. 

One lady that Dr. Pillemer wrote about, aged 94, says this:

"I tell them (the younger people) to find the magic. The world is a magical place in lots of ways. To enjoy getting up in the morning and watching the sun come up.....You can be grateful, happy for the things that have happened. You should enjoy your life. Grow a little. Just because you're getting older doesn't mean that you need to stop growing...."

                                              Well, that slapped me right in the face.

Here I am, gonna turn 85 in a few days, very healthy (slowing down but not sick), my mind is very alert, I am surrounded by love of family, friends and life. And, I am BORED!!

                                                          What the heck?

                                         So, I am on a MISSION. Will you join me?  

And, here is a prayer that I intend to say every night as I go to bed. 

              The things that I am the most thankful for... they are the simple things of life

Linking with Thankful Thursday and Little Things


  1. Words of wisdom for any age!
    Hope 2019 is a wonderful year for us all!

  2. There's some good advice in all those quotes! I wish you all the best in 2019! I agree, we should never become bored.

  3. Very good advice. I find that when I am bored or listless that I need to make some plans that involve people. Call a friend, make a date for lunch, something...

  4. When I get bored I know I need to get up and get busy....with something! lol Latane, I wish you the very best in 2019!!

  5. Lovely quotes! Well done... and wishing you a wonderful joy-filled new year Latane :D)

  6. AMEN! One thing about starting the new year fresh is that my birthday of course is January of course not only do I face a bright new year on the 1st, it is followed by a bright new number the very next day...another chance to get it right, and live life richly. You also have this phenomenon, though you are a few days past me:-) Loved this post! Glad you are determined to not be bored in spite of slowing down. Love you!

  7. Bored? It seems that you are always on the go, Latane with new adventures and sharing your art and thoughts here on your blog. I think this post has some very good advice for folks of all ages. Happy New Year to you and hope it's full of new experiences and not boredom!

  8. Great advice! Happy New Year Latane!

  9. Thank you for linking up today!

  10. It's tough, isn't it? We have to cut back or change activities. So frustrating. I love reading, but fall asleep!

  11. You have earned the right to slow down and take things easier. But you're's no fun to feel bored. I think our blogs help us to stay connected...always learning new things and reading interesting posts. So it's good we have that to enjoy! You inspire us all with your wonderful good attitude my friend! Happy new year!

  12. I wonder if I will ever be bored? I have never had enough hours in the day for the things I want to do, but have wasted a lot of time trying to make a decision on what I want to do. And I am here to tell you, the simpler things in life are the best!

  13. What a great post and some good advice.
    My good wishes for 2019.

    All the best Jan


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