Keep Moving

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

I wasn’t worried about being bored when I retired. My list of what I want to do, each day, is usually left unfinished. There are mundane things like, doing the laundry or cleaning the house that fill the day. There are other activities, writing, meeting a friend for lunch, seeing a new exhibit at the art museum that keep me busy. Idleness isn’t a part of my make up. I’m busy because I want to be. I don’t want to let all the things there are to do and see slip away.

I recently became a volunteer at the local public library’s bookstore. The books are donated and the profits go back to the library. It’s only for a couple of hours, one day a week. I look forward to meeting others who share my love of books. Because this is the main library and is located in the middle of downtown, people come in to shop from all over the world. I can’t think of a way I’d rather spend a few hours of my week.

I have never understood people who are bored. It seems there are thousands of things one could do. There must be something for each person that they would be interested in doing. If you choose to do nothing, that’s your choice. At least enjoy the solitude. Enjoy life. It’s all we have!

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