Our most enduring and everlasting memories, develop as a child when we associate a tasty treat with its aroma. The smell of bread, cookies, is just an example. The sound of music, in particular, a radio jingle or song associated with a cartoon, viewing a television show or commercial about a toy you want. These visuals are embedded in our thoughts, dreams, and desires for the rest of our lives.
If and when we can recall these moments of our past, they become chapters of our lives, allowing the feelings of emotions overwhelming our minds, whether the memories or good or bad, they are forever a part of our lives, and our soul, shaping the person we have become.
Traveling along life’s often turbulent passages, we sometimes call upon past memories to ease the pain of the current situations. Some people approach retirement with dreaded fear and apprehension, never understanding and appreciating how this is their time to rekindle dreams, thought of as a child, teenager, young adult, and especially those parenting years.
This is the perfect time to recall every dream or vision you can imagine, so long as your spouse has updated the life insurance policy, however, if you do not have a spouse, then you can seek to fulfill these dreams, passions, and desires with the gusto of a young adult!
Now, your health and personal safety are above all else, the most important in all the adventures you seek to take part in. It is essential to prepare your mind with a healthy body when seeking your dreams.
Your family, friends, and neighbors will be concerned and worried, although, they have your best interest at heart, some maybe a little envious of your daring dreams, and imaginations.
If your children show concern by complaining or criticizing, your desires, just remind them of the horrible terrors they put you through when they were children, and this is only payback.
Heck, you survived their wild, adventurous exploits of climbing a ladder to look closer at a hornet’s nest. I’m only jumping out of an airplane with a parachute, and I have health insurance, along with a “do Not Resuscitate”(DNR) order!
If they use your grandchildren as pawns to persuade you not to leave. Close your eyes and reminisce about when you were a child, and how cool it would have been to tell your friends how your grandparents climbed a mountain, road a motorcycle across the country, or hiked the Appalachian Trail.
With today’s technology, you could send grandchildren photos of your exploits and they would be the cool kids in their class with photo’s of their adventurous grandparents!
Seeking to fulfill your dreams and passion in retirement sets an example for our children and, especially grandchildren, that they are never too old to learn and achieve anything you wish at any stage of life.
If you cannot recall any dreams, visions or imaginations from your past, be patient, and try harder, everyone dreams.