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Every generation faces change and ideas must endure public opinion. Benchmarks tend to brand us, unless we see the future and react differently. We look forward into the future. So, choose your plans and words for the meaning! Words can transform your ideas, changes and future! Have you consulted your dictionary lately? Words are powerful. Words paint pictures. Do not allow others to label who you are! What a drag are the state offices, government agencies and the media label us Baby Boomers “ageism” and vraix! That means “old” in French! DSHS categories Aging and Disabled in the same group! Age and illness are not the same, for one can be healthy at 100. Your one hand may be hurt and the other isn’t. Your right knee may hurt and the other doesn’t. Your age doesn’t measure wellness. So, for now, set illness aside and let’s look at redefining ourselves, today, in positive words defining our ways.
Baby Boomers are the Birth Bubble nicknamed after World War II (WWII). Boomers are 70 plus million strong. I heard the blessings of so many births cause the schools to expand and boom for the next ten years. The economy increased after the war. It was a prosperous season in America.
Would there be some other descriptions of who we are? I checked the dictionary for meanings. I used a 1960 dictionary, because that was the time of the meanings and the socialists had not rewritten the words of our history.
Please stand still, for a minute! Where are you looking: backward to your youth or forward into the unknown and new horizons? If you have no vision for the future, pray and ask God to give you one. No man/woman knows the length of his/her days. Live each day with enthusiasm, love and hope. Exercise, sleep 8 hours, pray, eat healthy food and connect with family, friends, neighbors and new friends.
Plan your work and go to work. If you cannot find a job, work at finding work or start your own business. You can find resources. You can find someone to ask, direct and help you. Engage in life and talk to people. Someone has the answer. Persevere and work with fervor.
Research your options on the Internet is important, too. Your Grandchildren can help you get on the Internet or the Local Library has free computer access at no charge. It is important to be on the Internet, because all the information you need is at your fingertips.
Patriarchal, Matriarchal= honored Father or Mother, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Adults, Cousins.
Senior= elder, superior, opposite of junior, principal, elder, higher or more advanced in rank, more advanced in service, superior in rank and dignity than another.
Seniority=State of being senior, priority of birth, superior right to promotion, higher rank of office.
enough=an ample supply.
employ=to employ is to devote to one’s purpose,.
enterprise=adventure, any projected task or work, an undertaking 2 boldness, energy, and invention in practical affairs.
enterprising=Energetic and progressive.
enthusiasm=Earnest and fervent feeling: ardent zeal for a person or cause, exhaulted or ecstatic feeling, possession, an object of great interest to a person, earnest and commendable devotion, intense and eager interest, synonyms: ardor, devotion, eagerness, earnestness, ecstasy, excitement, extravagance, fanaticism, fervency, fervor, frenzy, inspiration, intensity, passion, rapture, transport, vehemence, warmth, zeal.
generous=honorable birth, family, honourable, magnanimous of persons or things, liberal: bountiful; magnificent, free of giving ; strong, full of spirit.
mature= fully developed in character and powers, highly developed, approaching perfection, thoroughly elaborated and arranged.
prime=first in rank, dignity and importance, first-rate 2 first in value or excellence, of excellent quality, first-rate 5 Having or pertaining to the strength and vigor of fresh maturity, blooming.
principal=first in rank, character or importance, chief, first, paramount 1 one who takes a leading part: one concerned directly and not as an auxiliary; one who is a leader or chief in some action 3. One who is at the head of some body, a chief, one in authority, a presiding officer as of a society, a head teacher or master in a public or private school.
promise your word=an assurance given by one person to another that the former will or will not do a specified act, the fulfillment or attainment of that which was promised, a promise or good faith.
zeal=burning earnestness, always tending to vigorous action with all the devotion of enthusiasm.
You can present who you are with actions more than the labels others try to put on you or tell you who you are. It is your choice, then, to put ideals and ideas into action.
The state and federal gov. call us names like:
aging= the minute you were born you started aging. No measurement here. This word is a negative, non-ranking word!
Boomers have been redefining their lives since the 1960′s. It makes no sense to stop now. So, we shall redefine our years to come.
Definitions are from Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary, International Edition 1960.