“We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.” Proverbs 16:9
I own a lovely home in Sun City, Arizona, the first Del Webb plus 55 community in the U.S. I have everything anyone would want in retirement—clubs of all types of interests, seven recreation centers with state of the art exercise equipment, swimming pools, bowling alleys, mini-golf courses, and nine golf courses. I currently belong to a ukulele club and the Rockin’ with the Years” dance club. Years ago, I retained a fitness trainer and work out with my friend, Frank. I golf occasionally and take advantage of the swimming and walking pools and the spas. I like to say, “If you are bored living in Sun City, it is your choice.”
I’m actually not much of a joiner and do not need to be surrounded by people at all times. As writer, I need a fair amount of time in my office each day. However, as writing is a solitude activity, I make an effort to leave my home frequently to exercise, shop, and hang out with friends.
I’m happiest when I get on a schedule and keep it, such as working out three times a week between 3:00 and 5:00. Charles Sturgeon, a seasoned pastor and theologian, says stuff doesn’t make us happy. It is what we do with what we have.
Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with opportunities to use what I have and to be happy about it. Amen.