The epitome of retirement

    I dropped over to a friends home yesterday and knew I was only able to stay a few minutes, as I had to go back to work. When my friend opened the door she led me back to where her and her husband were sitting on their patio. I looked at the table and saw 2 different bird books. I asked them what they were doing and they said we saw a new bird in our tree and we are trying to figure out what it is. I loved the fact that they were taking the time to learn what beautiful birds we have here in our backyards in Naples, Florida and it really struck me that this was the epitome of retirement. Imagine taking the time to go get the books out of their library and to actually flip through all the pages until they found said bird. How awesome! It just made me realize that we all have time in our day to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings whether we are retired or not, we need to make an effort to take it upon ourselves to do what makes us happy.

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