Turning 65 is a fantastic milestone to reach, and typically a significant lifestyle transition will follow. The change can be a bit confusing and have many feelings of joy and fear.\n\n\n\nYou know things you always wanted to doYou should go do them NOW!\n\n\n\nHere are the best things about being 65:\n\n\n\nHumor is Part of My Life - Maya Angelou - \u201cLaugh as much as possible, always laugh. It's the sweetest thing one can do for oneself & one's fellow human beings." Having a sense of humor as we get older supports good health, and it's a lot of fun. We live in an active lifestyle community and humor is part of the program.\n\n\n\nMy Favorite Jokes - Can\u2019t help myself:\n\n\n\nI saw a man texting while driving. It made me so angry I threw my beer at him.I don't feel old - I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.I don't know if the presidential candidates are running for the White House or Animal House."I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance\u2026.. waiting for the bathroom.I set out to play golf with the intention of shooting my age, but I shot my weight instead.You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.\n\n\n\nWords for Life - Second only to the Bible, I've found "The Desiderata Poem" the most profound source of knowledge. An important article to share with your adult children, but more importantly to live this life as an example for your grandchildren.\n\n\n\nForgiveness Is Easy - Quote by Bernard Meltzer - "When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future." - Forgiveness isn't supposed to be easy, but as we age, it comes naturally and bears many fruits.\n\n\n\nSenior Discounts - Quote by William Shatner - \u201cIf saving money is wrong, I don't want to be right!\u201d - I understand this is trivial, but I still enjoy the benefit.\n\n\n\nI've Become Patient - Quote by Joyce Meyer - "Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting." I now calmly wait for the things that I cannot change and enjoy the moment.\n\n\n\nThe Best Is Yet To Come - Quote by Willie Nelson - \u201cOnce you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you\u2019ll start having positive results.\u201d Every day my life gets better, and believe the freedom of retirement fosters this outlook. We have created over 200 Inspiration Quotes to help everyone look to the future with optimism.\n\n\n\nPassionately Curious - Quote by Nadia Comaneci - "Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. And don't lose the passion and the love for what you do". We adopted a new lifestyle at the age of 65, and I can't stop investigating everything about it.\n\n\n\nSelf-Confident - Quote by Khoudia Diop - \u201cI've learned to ignore the negative people and just be a living example of confidence and self-love.\u201d As I approached my 65th birthday, some fear and a lack of self-confidence started to appear. After the transition, I began to trust myself and the confidence returned.\n\n\n\nMoney is Not Everything - Quote by Will Rogers - \u201cToo many people spend money they haven\u2019t earned, to buy things they don\u2019t want, to impress people they don\u2019t like.\u201d\n\n\n\nOpen-Minded - Quote by Gwyneth Paltrow - \u201cThe older I get, the more open-minded I get, the less judgmental I get.\u201d I\u2019m more curious and less judgmental, what a blessing.\n\n\n\nGet Outside Every Day - Quote by Day Jillian Rose Reed - \u201cI love to be outdoors, so I like to hike, bike and go to the beach.\u201d Moving to Florida made the outdoors accessible year-round. Read these Beach Quotes for inspiration.\n\n\n\nTravel - Quote by Mohammed - \u201cDon\u2019t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.\u201d I can\u2019t buy happiness, but I can buy a plane ticket.\n\n\n\nJoined the Tennis Team - Quote by Anushka Shetty - \u201cIt always feels nice to be associated with a team you share a great bond with.\u201d Teamwork was always present in business, but the last time I was on a sports team was fifth grade. I like the journey.\n\n\n\nBucket List - Quote by Annette White - \u201cMake a bucket list and fill it with dreams that have no boundaries.\u201d I always thought a "Bucket List" was self-serving and my role was to be a provider. Starting at the age of 65, I became a consumer and created a Bucket List.\n\n\n\nBeing Grandparents - Quote by David Suzuki - \u201cOne of the joys of being a grandparent is getting to see the world again through the eyes of a child.\u201d Spending time with our grandchildren is indeed a blessing. They are nonjudgmental lovers of just about everything, and their joy is contagious. A collection of my favorite "Grandchildren Quotes".\n\n\n\nEnjoy Our Children\u2019s Successes - Quote by James E. Faust - \u201cAll parents hope and pray that their children will make wise decisions. Children who are obedient and responsible bring to their parents' unending pride and satisfaction.\u201d Our two daughter are the greatest: mothers, spouses, employees, friends, sisters, aunts, and children. The only thing I did was love their mom.\n\n\n\nFeel Young - Quote by Pablo Picasso - \u201cIt takes a long time to become young.\u201d Today is the youngest I'll ever be.\n\n\n\nNew Boater - Quote by P. J. O'Rourke - \u201cThere are a lot of mysterious things about boats, such as why anyone would get on one voluntarily.\u201d Not sure this was a good idea, I\u2019ll give this boating adventure one more year.\n\n\n\nBecame a Minimalist - Quote by Vernon Howard Quote - "You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.\u201d Some of the benefits: more time, more money, less stress, more freedom, easy to clean, \u2026 Owning Less is Great. - Desiring Less is Better.\n\n\n\nAdopted a Healthy Diet - Quote by Bethenny Frankel - \u201cYour diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.\u201d Best gift I\u2019ve ever given myself.\n\n\n\nDrink Red Wine - Quote by Benjamin Franklin - \u201cWine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.\u201d I\u2019m learning to taste wine, and it\u2019s not water.\n\n\n\nStarted a Blog - Quote by Octavia E. Butler - \u201cYou don\u2019t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it\u2019s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That\u2019s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.\u201d Work always provided challenges and I found joy in this. Writing is the hardest thing I\u2019ve ever tried to do. Hope I can find happiness.\n\n\n\nWake Up Early - Quote by Aristotle - \u201cIt is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.\u201d Early morning hours are a great time to be alive. It gives me a chance to soak in a few moments of peace.\n\n\n\nDancing - Quote by Julianne Hough - \u201cThere is something so rewarding about dancing. It's almost spiritual - you let loose, you feel free, you get endorphins from the exercise.\u201d \n\n\n\nQuit Golfing - Quote by P.G. Wodehouse - \u201cTo find a man\u2019s true character, play golf with him.\u201d \u2013 P.G. Wodehouse. What a beautiful game that I enjoyed for many years. Four hours, for a round of golf, is too big an investment.\n\n\n\nBetting on The Horses - Quote by Jeffrey Bernard - \u201cOne way to stop a runaway horse is to bet on him.\u201d Getting hooked on the track has brought many hours of study and joy. I sooner win $1 than earn $2.\n\n\n\nGo to Concerts - Quote by Elvis Presley - \u201cA live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage.\u201d Never went to a concert as a youth, now I\u2019m hooked. It's good medicine and takes your mind away from CNN and FOX news.\n\n\n\nLive in a High Rise - Quote by Robert Fulghum - \u201cGood neighbors make a huge difference in the quality of life.\u201d Moving into a High-Rise was a major decision and we rented a unit before purchasing. We love the amenities and great neighbors and ended up purchasing in the same building.\n\n\n\nGo to the Gym Daily - Quote by Grizz Chapman - \u201cHit the gym... Working out is the key to your life. All you need is half an hour on the treadmill.\u201d We live on the 7th floor and I just go to the first floor and my workout begins. Typically I\u2019m the only one working out and get to watch the news.\n\n\n\nMy Wife Wears Plaid and Stripes - Quote by Vera Wang - \u201cA woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes.\u201d\n\n\n\nAs adults move deeper into their 70s and 80s, daily activity levels diminish on most fronts\u2013especially when it comes to exercising and driving. On the other hand, daily prayer and daily medication both increase with age.