Wisdom for Retirement and All Ages

July 7, 2015



I love the serendipity of finding exactly what my heart needs in the books I am reading, frequently without deliberately searching.  It feels like a gift when I stumble across a message that settles the disquiet in my spirit.  Here are some words of wisdom that I plan to keep top of mind when I retire:

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
― Howard Thurman, The Living Wisdom of Howard Thurman: A Visionary for Our Time


7 Responses to “Wisdom for Retirement and All Ages”

  1. mzuritam Says:


  2. shoreacres Says:

    Wise words, indeed. And the lily is beautiful — very unusual.

  3. E. Bancroft Says:

    Reblogged this on Lisa's Blog and commented:
    A friend told me I’d like Rosemary’s Blog and indeed, it is wonderful! I love the photography and the watercolours but I also find her literary postings very inspirational. Where she is thinking about retirement in the future, I am doing so in the present. I’ve this quote from Howard Thurman a few times recently — and it reinforces what I am feeling about my life right now.

  4. […] like this quote.  It affirms another one from an earlier post about doing what makes you feel […]

  5. […] Wisdom for Retirement and All Ages, July 7, 2015 […]

  6. shoreacres Says:

    It was good to read this quotation again. I appreciate his words, but I’m also enjoying this chance to look back through your archives.

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