What do you Want Said at your Retirement?

Defining Trait - SincereThe Oklahoma City Thunder had the game in hand. As the clock wound down on this NBA game and series, the focus was on the San Antonio Spurs and more specifically, veteran power forward, Tim Duncan. The announcers were talking about Tim Duncan more than the actual game.

The announcers were speculating that the game could be Tim Duncan’s last. He has had a long successful career and is considered one of the game’s greats. In addition, Tim’s team has won multiple championships.

Tim Duncan exudes dignity, plays with great heart, and shows humility. However, one thing that is especially unique about Tim Duncan is the respect with which he is held. The announcers mentioned the word respect multiple times. Clearly, that is his defining trait.

It made me wonder. When I ‘retire’ someday, what will I be noted for? What do I want to be known for?

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Five Reasons I’m Ready For an Assisted Living Facility

Assisted Living FacilityI’m in my mid-40’s. I’m reasonably healthy and mobile.

Despite this, I’m ready for assisted living. Here’s why.


It’s spring time. That means many different things to people.

For me, Spring means mowing the lawn. I hate mowing the lawn. My lawn is a mixture of brown and green. Short of G-d causing it to rain for 40 straight days and nights, my lawn will remain brown and green. Probably not worth the consequences.

The paint on the foundation of my house is chipping. It needs to be scraped off and repainted. Guess who’s going to do that? There goes a couple of Sundays. Who hoo – can’t wait.

And then there’s the assisted living facilities. Have you ever seen the brochures for those places? The lawns are the greenest of greens and makes you thank G-d, the world is in technicolor.

Then, there’s the foundation. Who notices the foundation on such a place? Not me. We’re good.

So assisted living will assist me with maintenance. Love it! Continue reading