construction site. All of a sudden, a dynamite explosion sent the guy flying into oblivion. A few minutes later, the foreman came around to find out what happened. "Where's Jack? he asked. "I wanted to talk to him on his last day of work." "He left," said a co-worker. "When did he say he'd be back?" "He didn't say. But if he comes back as quick as he left, I'd say he'll be back about five minutes ago."
A retiree paid a palm reader $50. "I'm in a crisis since I retired. No job, No reason to get up in the mornings. All alone. Nothing to do. Someone else is doing my job at work. I'm depressed. Not enough money. I need to know about the future, this is December, can you predict the next four or five months?" "Certainly, replied the palm reader, pocketing the money, January, February, March, and April. For another twenty bucks I'll take you to the end of the year."
A blessed and timely retirement can help you restore what's been misplaced and also what's really been lost. Every adult loses his or her youth and physical endurance. Nothing will bring it back entirely, but youthful attitudes can be found and wholly restored. As December 2004 ends and a new year begins, welcome the opportunity to start a new beginning. Although you've terminated your employment, you're not unemployed from life. Your former occupation no longer occupies your life, but other things will. These new things will be outgo -- outgoing use of interest, energy, talents, and new experiences.
May I take this opportunity to say "Good-bye" to all my former students and colleagues. Hardly a day goes by that I don't think of someone at the workplace. I pray for each and every one of you. I miss everyone there. By the way, I'm doing good with my hip surgery recovery.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24 KJV