His cell phone has a hinge. He’s been driving the same minivan for 15 years. His dinner is water and a bologna sandwich. He has a twenty inch TV without cable. Every dime scrutinized, every penny saved. Never uses credit. Nothing wasted. He checks his savings and 401K every month. Each year he analyses his Social Security payout statement. His sacrifice will pay off in retirement. It’s going to be done right. Travel anywhere he wants, eat anything he pleases. He won’t be dependent on anyone. For his 64th birthday his doctor gave him a surprise gift of six months.
Each new morning is totally up to us. We can choose to let the day win or choose to win the day.
I woke up late this morning because someone had turned off the alarm clock. I crawled out of bed and stumbled into the bathroom to do my business and lo and behold, someone had used the last of the toilet paper. After digging out a new roll and leaving it on the sink because I didn’t have time to replace it, I jumped into the shower. A quick wash and rinse and I would be ready to go. But alas, that same person had taken my towel and put it in the laundry last night. So I scurried down the hall to the linen closet, trying my best to not drip water all over to retrieve another one. I quickly dried off and ran back into the bedroom to get dressed. I yelled at my wife to get up because she would be late for work. She rolled over and in a very sarcastic grunt told me, “Dumb ass, your retired and don’t have a job anymore and I don’t have to be at work for two more hours.”
So yes, it is going to be a very good day.