What is the best time of a person’s life? If you asked ten different people, you would probably get ten different answers. Maybe someone would say high school or college. Perhaps some would prefer the newlywed years or parenting their children. Or maybe the best was being at the top of their career or simply childhood.
Well, a study was done for a book titled “Book of Times”. The researcher studied how we spend our days, how we felt, and how long things lasted. And she came up with what her research says is the happiest time of life: post-retirement years.
After retirement, people have more time and fewer responsibilities. Seniors have an entire lifetime of experience and memories that have made them wise. They can enjoy the time doing what they want and pursue their interests.
Unless it’s not the happiest time. For some, post-retirement is stressful. Perhaps there are money concerns or health worries. If this is the case, find ways to make it a happier time in your life. One way would be to appreciate the things that you do have.
This can be as easy as making a list of all of the things that you are happy about right now, from having a good friend in your life to eating ice cream whenever you feel like it. Remember this list if life gets you down. As Gordon B. Hinckley said, “Life isn’t just to be endured, it’s to be enjoyed.”