Husband stopped working on the Reservation in March, and he became increasingly agitated and scattered as the weeks passed as he adjusted to retirement. He was running around doing all sorts of things at home and around town, and was so exhausted by noon he had to take a nap every day. He talked of getting a part time job at the local butcher shop. It finally dawned on me that he thought that even though he was retired, he had to be as busy as I was working full time. When I mentioned to him that retirement meant he should be doing less than I was doing, he got quiet, sat down, thought for a long time, and then started writing. He wrote:
When you are retired, how much you do matters far less than how well and how lovingly you do it.
I told him those were pretty good words for him to live by right now. He still is busy, but I don’t think he worries so much now about needing to work like he is still working full time.
What are your words to live by for right now?