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Future Cuddles


(Written on my flight back to CA after some 4: AM cuddles with my newborn grandson in Switzerland two decades ago)

Recalling our precious time together,
I wonder about
Future four o'clock cuddles.
Who will be there
In a decade or three?
Where will your bearded cheek
Nuzzle in four decades?

Will your big, round eyes
Remain innocent,
And your heart remain pure,
And with perfect trust,
Will you find the world
Always loves you
As I do?

Wrap your fingers
Around carefully chosen thumbs,
My dear grandson.
The world is yours,
But here
There will always be
A four o'clock cuddle.

Retirement Vacation


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Retirement Vacation

A “Vacation” means to vacate

The work, the folks, the place –

To leave behind the stress and strain –

Get off the treadmill; leave the rat race.

But what if you’re retired

And you like the things you do?

What if you don’t have to work?

What’s a break from routine for you?

A “Staycation” means to stay put.

You don’t have to hop in a car.

You don’t need an RV or trailer.

You can take a break right where you are.

Stay in your retirement spot –

In the beautiful place where you give.

Continue to play with friends each day.

Your Staycation is the way that you live.

Gather your toys and relish your friends.

Invite family to come from afar.

You don’t have to vacate to live the good life.

You’re living it daily – right where you are.

Jan Beekman

7/21/17

A Blessing



I made a comment

About a baby coming

Out of order

Xander just smiled at me

And said, “Really, GG? 

Guess again!

I am nothing but 

A Blessing!”

Ah, so true!

835,000 People Today Alone


I’m always looking for positives. Aren’t you? Thank you, Russ Towne, for this link.

A Grateful Man

I just read an inspiring and uplifting article. A snippet:

“Every day, another 250,000 people graduate from extreme poverty, according to World Bank figures. About 300,000 get electricity for the first time. Some 285,000 get their first access to clean drinking water. When I was a boy, a majority of adults had always been illiterate, but now more than 85 percent can read.”

NY Times

I saw the link to the article at Leo @ Not All News is Bad.

With Love,

Russ

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