Live your life proudly....


I’m getting to that age when friends are retiring: they’ve had great professional lives, made wonderful contributions, and are now doing the things they’ve dreamed about. A doctor I know has lived in a small New England community, been a popular family practitioner, and now spends his time taking guitar lessons, playing golf and volunteering his time. Several HR colleagues I’ve known thru our mutual association with the Society of Human Resource Management are retired, living in places they’ve chosen, writing books, mentoring up-and-coming HR practitioners, and also volunteering their time. And there are countless others whose lives have taken similar journeys: all of them proud of where they are and living where people are proud of them. I used to fret about getting old, but those AARP materials about the golden years are true. Live a good and proud life and reap its rewards today.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865): American lawyer and politician who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865