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Learn to say no

You have been on the go

Learn to say no

Just go with the flow

Learn to say no

Now you need to go slow

 

But that is not the right way to retire

Now is time to set the world on fire

You cannot sleep, too many things on your mind

There are too many opportunities for you to find

The more things you find to be done

The more you will keep having fun

 

Volunteer, it gives satisfaction and cheer

Needing your help are, Hospice, the Hospital, the School

The Red Cross, Salvation Army, Service clubs and church

Many worthy organizations found with little search

 

Do not forget all the fun things

Retirement brings

Sit in the sun, sit in the shade

Join a parade

Catch a croaking leap frog

Train a dog

Be dignified, play new games

Act insane

Listen of the pain others tell

Ring a bell

Push a wheel chair somewhere

Comb someone's hair

Do something worth while

Then smile

Look high to watch geese fly

Eat shoo-fly pie

Watch the sun rise, see it set

Get your feet wet

Give neighbors and friends hugs

Collect coffee mugs

Write to someone you recently met

On the internet

Take a peek inside the fridge

Treat the kids

Whenever you have a chance

Reminisce and dance

Munch on a chocolate candy bar

Drive a new car

Enter any kind of contest

Do your best

Think of nice things to say

Always pray

Vanish away your troubles

In soap bubbles

Take a group to the zoo

Buy peanuts too

Play golf on a new course

Ride a horse

Take a long winter cruise

A short snooze

Throw stones at a wild bear

Then hide somewhere

Stash lots of money away

Spend it today

 

All these things I did not do,

But give me time, I am only 82

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