Thanks For Being Me

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Who am I?  What value do I hold? What am I good at?  These kinds of questions used to give me the willies.  They compelled me to search for answers that implicitly meeting someone else’s expectations.  Scenarios like on a resume, in interview, or social conversation came to mind.

After being retired five years, I am more comfortable facing up to those existential inquiries. As such, I am less concerned about what others think of me.  How I look, dress, or other material appearances – typical labels for socio-economical status.

Instead, I am okay with just being me. I don’t have to live up to others’ expectations.  The only ones that count are mine.  And I am okay with that.  Years ago, I could not have said the same. What a contrast.  Life has an interesting way of teaching.

Growing older is natural. It happens to everyone, everyday. Growing wiser is not.

What do you appreciate most about yourself?

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