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On Turning 50 – Just a few observations

 Getting Older

Star Trek and I turn 5 decades, 2.5 scores, 1/2 a century, or 50 years old, tomorrow. Needless to say, I am being overly contemplative, reflective, hopeful, and curious for what is to come in the next 50.

Here are a few observations of getting older and turning half a century:

  1. You are only as old as you feel.

  2. Often the greatest joys come from personal and simple pleasures.

  3. Don’t overlook accomplishments that move you closer to a goal.

  4. The older you get, the faster time seems to move.

  5. Do something that makes you happy, everyday.

  6. Savor, appreciate, and share your gratitude with others.

I am excited to announce that RobbWorks’ second book, our soon to be released workbook will be available soon–more on that coming shortly. Stay tuned!

Oh Joy!

How do you define a “good day”? The elements that compose the day are subjective and may easily be disrupted to alter what was going so well. From moment to moment that which brings us pleasure or contentment is liable to ruin by an unexpected act or outside influence. Most of us are likely to dwell on the disruption as opposed to the interrupted enjoyment.

Staying focused on the positive takes practice and a clear vision. How we perceive our place in any situation is a matter of perspective. From another’s viewpoint what you think to be a horrible place, others may envy.

Identifying and savoring the simplest of moments should not be overlooked. Remember the taste of a great meal, the sweet essence of your favorite flowers in a breeze, or the chorus of croaking tree frogs on a warm summer night. High expectations can be met with simple pleasures, but expecting too much only sets us up for disappointment. Living a life of gratitude and not envy, may just be the secret to happiness.

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