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Taking Your Cues from Betty

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: May 16, 2010

Let a Golden Girl named White color your picture of retirement…

Did you watch Betty White last week?
She hosted SNL.
At eighty-eight this Golden Girl
is still alive and well.

Despite her name, she's colorful
(off-color too, it seems).
Despite her age, she's full of life
with countless hopes and dreams.

Retirees should take their cues
from this amazing dame.
Why settle for a life of ease?
Make active goals your aim.

Audition for a musical.
Begin a widows' group.
Become a homeless activist.
Spend Sundays serving soup.

Connect with grand kids on Facebook
or volunteer at school.
Start texting on your wireless.
The kids will think you're cool.

Plan outings for your seniors group.
Try writing your memoirs.
On e-Bay buy a telescope
and gaze each night at stars.

Make exercise a daily must.
Workout. Go take a hike!
Try walking at a nearby mall
or pedaling your bike.

The autumn years are colorful.
God meant for them to be.
Don't veg out like a "sofa spud."
Stay active. That's the key!

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: May 16, 2010

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