Once we disconnect from the social involvements in the work environment questions sometime arise about the decision we made to retire. Did we make the right decision?
I saw retirement as a reward for the 43 years of hard work. I knew I made the right decision but I did not know where I would find new people who wanted to celebrate life to the fullest. Quite naturally I decided to use the same process I have used to create abundance in other areas of my life. I wrote in my journal that I was seeking like minded people who wanted to participate in social activities. This was something that my wife and I both wanted in our lives. We prayed about it, we talked to friends in other areas of the country about our desire to pursue our dream without any clue as to how this would happen.
Months later my wife and I were at the gym and a woman, a former grammar school classmate of mine and former member of the Teen Timers came up to us and said "Have you ever thought about having a senior group like our teen group?" One of the most profound things about this connection at the gym that day is in eight years she has never again been at the gym at the same time we are there.
The formation of the Good Timers has been one of the biggest blessings of our retirement years. The 13 couples in the group have a passion for living life to the fullest. All meetings are focused on planning activities to live out the name of the group, Good Timers. This year we celebrated our eighth anniversary.
Did all of this happen coincidentally? For me it was a connection to a group energy of like minded people who all have the same desire and focus. This is the same thing that happens in group prayer. I believe this same powerful energy can help us change our thinking. Spending time thinking positive and putting forth positive thoughts often bring those like minded people into our lives. This is one of the tools I use to create a life of abundance for myself and our family.