Wondering why Willie Nelson? Read on.
I usually start waking up in the 5:00 o'clock hour (later not earlier) but this morning around 4:45 our cats decided to play hard and knocked a box off in our ebay packing room. We are used to that kind of bumps in the night but this time our alarm heard it and all heck broke loose.
I must have been half awake anyway because I heard the box before the alarm but they were bang, bang so I knew what was happening. Regardless, we had to reset the alarm, talk to the alarm folks who had already called the sheriff, who then had to be called back to cancel. Great start to the day.
But maybe it was, we'll see. The cats got fed early 'cause you can't get up without them thinking it is breakfast time. If I don't do it, they seem to play a little harder which will keep you up anyway. The outside cats were not ready yet but a little bit of calling and they started coming in.
Usually about 20 of them are at the front door waiting (Numero uno is always in front) and the other, more reclusive ones are back near the garage. By the time I got to the back group, they were milling around in the trees and shrubs so all seemed to be accounted for. Hard to tell sometimes.
So I was up and had a little extra time before the business day got going (such that it is now) . Thus, the post about retirement.
Willie Nelson was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning this past week and an answer he gave to when he was retiring struck a chord. ( no pun intended, well ... maybe it was ) His answer was basically a return question asking the interviewer what should he stop since he loves playing music and golfing. Since he loves what he does, why retire? In case you missed it and want to see/hear what Willie said http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/sunday-morning-full-episode-716/
That got me thinking. I am at a proverbial crossroads trying to decide what to do with the rest of this life that God gave me. Of course, my parents had a helping hand :-) Many of you have probably asked yourself, “what would I do if I was not chasing the almighty dollar?”
I’ve asked myself that several times during this life and I usually come back to the same answer. I want to help others. That might not sound right to those of you who think I am a hard-lined conservative, but it is actually the bottom line. I want to help others.
My problem has always been the reality of things that I needed to make money, so I followed that trail instead of the other. To me, helping was to become a teacher and that posed two basic problems. They are not known for making much money AND I would have a hard time abiding by/tolerating the excessive bureaucratic hoops that teachers have to jump through. That’s a separate rant, so let me leave it at that for now.
Anyone want to share what they would do or ARE doing that is "your calling" and there is no thought of retiring?