The blogs in this blog post are for everyone no matter if the reader is young or old, living in his or her home or living in a retirement community, healthy or sick. But occasionally I want to write special blogs for certain groups and today is one of those days. I want to focus on people like myself who live in a retirement community. We have special problems or opportunities and we have special needs!

Those of us who are retired have a special desire to feel needed but society often gives us the idea that we are useless, worn out or not needed. How do we overcome this incorrect notion that we are not needed? One way is to look at history and see the great accomplishments of people our age or even older. Here are a few examples of people who have defied the odds and accomplished great things in spite of age.

We all know from reading the Bible that the Children of Israel were led out of Egypt to the Promise Land. They were led for forty years by Moses. Was he a healthy strong young man? No, he was eighty years old when he led the Israelites out of Egypt and he was 120 years old when he saw the promised land before he died. God chose an eighty year old man to lead the most important exodus in history.

What about modern times? Col Harland Sanders was a man who tried many businesses before he started Kentucky Fried Chicken. He was well past retirement age when his company became successful. When he died at age 90, he had 6,000 franchises in 48 countries.

The arts have also had success stories from past retirement age authors. The most notable one is Queen of Romance authors, Barbara Cartland, who wrote 721 books in her lifetime. She is in the Guinness Book of Records for writing the most books of any author in the history of the English language in one year!(23 books!)

So you see productivity is not conquered by age! If you want to make a name for yourself, you still can! Go for it! Bloom at any age!!!

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