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Baby Boomer's social commentary on life in OUR sixties for those who rocked life in THE sixties.

It was a very good year

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sweet1It really is the little things. As Boomers reflect on our lives and the past year in particular, don’t you find it’s not the material rewards that give us as much enjoyment as such simple pleasures as laughing with friends, enjoying a warm, sunny day or the taste explosion from the first bite or sip of our favourite food or wine. Closing the final page of a wonderful book always fills me with such sweet pleasure. While I hate to leave the story that I’ve become so much a part of, I relish the thought of digging into a new, equally engrossing story from my pile of books to read.

2014 had its share of bad news and disappointments. The proliferation of social media and news reporting has flooded our consciousness with stories of tragedies, senseless wars, disease and injustices at levels that seem unprecedented in history. In actual fact, crime levels are down but because of the immediacy of information available we’re more aware of it now than we would have been even a couple of decades ago. So often I’m tempted to not watch the news or read the paper just to avoid being stressed about things I can’t do anything about.

girlfriends1What’s your special pleasure? Is it breaking one hundred on the golf course? Perhaps it’s your first morning coffee or simply waking up next to your sweetie. Having a good hair day is enormously satisfying or answering the door bell and seeing a friend who just dropped by for a cup of tea and a visit. Trying a new recipe that turns out to be a winner is lots of fun, especially if it’s a dessert.

My single goal for 2015 is to be even more aware of life’s simple pleasures and celebrate them. Think I’ll start with a nice cup of tea and one (or two) of the butter tart squares I made yesterday and start a new book. Life doesn’t get much better than that. We’re now the best we’re ever going to be and the fact that we’re still here to experience and share our lives is the ultimate gift worth celebrating. And that’s not a little thing. Happy New Year my dear friends.

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Author: Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

3 thoughts on “It was a very good year

  1. Enjoyed this one Lynda! You are so right in that enjoying the simple pleasures of life is really what it’s all about. Happy New Year and wishing you the very best in 2015 with lots of good books, movies, tea and treats! Lola Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:50:25 +0000 To: lwong5050@hotmail.com

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  2. Well said! Embrace 2015 and all the pleasures ahead. Cheers!

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