It’s almost the New Year and the time most people decide to change their lives in some way or another. Well, Retirement Yenta was about to hop online to write her New Year post when she read something disturbing. There it was in black and white…someone complaining about all the positive, make-your-life-happy writings about retirement. Well, dear Readers, your dear Yenta does not want to mince words here. Retirement can be hard. Retirement can be depressing. But the one thing that your little Yenta has learned about life over the years is that it is about making choices. The choices you make influence how you perceive your life. You can chose to be let retirement get you down, or you can do things to keep it from being so depressing and hard.
Retirement Yenta is telling you to make choices that make you happy. Make choices that will help you enjoy your retirement. For example, like any good yenta, this Yenta likes to give advice. So, what has your dear Yenta done to aid her in giving advice? She started her Retirement Yenta blog. The advice can be spread beyond the bounds of her friends and neighbors. Retirement Yenta has dear Readers in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Canada, and around the world! This makes RY a happy camper. Retirement Yenta also loves the beach, so when she cannot be at the beach, she shampoos in Suave coconut shampoo. The smell brings her back to the Miami Beach Tropics.
So, dear Readers, Retirement Yenta wants you to take this week to think about what makes you happy, both big and small, and she wants you to think of new ways you can make choices to bring that happiness into your life. Sure, you can choose to let life get you down, but why not turn that frown upside down? The choices don’t need to be large ones…they can be as small as some cheap (but yummy smelling) shampoo, a facial, wearing a favorite sweater, or playing a game of mah jongg.
Retirement Yenta (who is apparently becoming a windbag, oy this post is long) says: Chose one small thing that makes you happy and do that for yourself today. You deserve it.