Your Elder-Senior Years: Celebrating the goodness in your life
All of your life’s experiences,
Are reflections of choices you have made day by day,
They reside in your soul waiting for celebrating, forgiving and healing!
As you age you have time to recall, reminisce and contemplate,
The goodness and the regrets of your life journey and
All your life’s experiences!
As you age and have time to recall and reminisce, you have a great opportunity,
To heal your regrets by forgiving and releasing the burdens of mistakes and anger toward others,
That reside in your soul waiting for celebrating, forgiving and healing!
Day by day change and uncertainty can influence your choice of response,
Sometimes positively and sometimes negatively…summing up to,
All of your life’s experiences.
As you recall, reminiscence and contemplate your life experiences,
Dedicate your efforts to healing and sharing the things,
That reside in your soul awaiting celebrating, forgiving and healing!
Elder-Senior years are a time for sharing wisdom from your life experience,
A time to recall, reminisce and contemplate your legacy,
A time for celebrating, forgiving and healing,
A time to role model and share appreciation, gratefulness and thanksgiving!
- The content of this poem-project for “Elder-Senior Years” has been influenced by the book, “Anam Cara,” by John O’Donohue. http://www.johnodonohue.com John O’Donohue, was a poet, philosopher, and scholar. His works guide you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for “soul friend,” the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic wisdom provide such profound insights on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death. John was born in January 1956 and passed away from among us on January 4, 2008.
- Elder years are a most important time of your life. You can choose to be a cultural role model of patience and persistence to accept life as it is. You can also role model appreciation, joy, commitment and service to others as worthy life goals. For an example go to, https://www.fivestarteacher.com/lot-live-life-service-others/
- Youth vicariously learns from your example. They unknowingly use visual examples to emulate and imitate the behaviors of their elders. That is the nature of life and living. Example is more powerful then barbaric words or physical discipline. Example is love in action. Love is a cultural phenomenon that conveys an acceptable reason for behavioral adoption and emulation by the young. Basically, we Elder-Seniors teach by example because most humans don’t wish to be told what or how to do something. On the other hand, the young will observe and imitate what they see and what is doable for them at the time! You can see this in kids playing as they imitate being a fireman, a truck driver, cooking on play stoves, emulating their favorite sports personalities. Of course, this includes the influential roles that parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, teachers and ordinary citizens in the community, such as yourself, have on the attitudes and behavior of others!
©2016 www.fivestarteacher.com by Blooming Bobville the practical poet. May you always be fresh and blooming and role modeling your Elder-Senior wisdom day by day. The young depend on it the same as you did when you were young. Role modeling your wisdom may also help you feel young again in spirit! Best of luck as you continue to live your life in service to others! Sincerely yours, Blooming Bobville the practical poet ?SHARE