I’m 61½ now, and
I’ve been living the life of Riley for about 4 years.
Things are tougher now, as they may be for many of you, but we have the prospect of Social Security ahead to take up some slack. Joel’s income from that source really makes a difference to us now. I’m still planning to stick it out until I’m 66, but people keep trying to mess with my future.
I hope you will all read The Coming Attack on Social Security… a column by Ronni Bennett of Time Goes By.
clearly, and with links to her sources, which many folks don’t bother with
anymore. Follow those links a bit; learn some stuff.
So, should I tell
you this? …point you to articles that may scare you, too? Well, no. To focus on the
fear is to give it energy, make it bigger than it is. Doesn’t it?
Yes, I believe so.
Ronni makes it
clear that SS is fine, for now. IF there is to be a real problem, it will
affect our kids & grandkids.
So what am I worrying about?
Just my self, my comfort and ease.
The space between watching HD shows on TV and watching the grass grow.
The difference, in the occasional restaurant meal, between the ‘dollar menu’ and a nice Thai dinner.
The really scary one is the prospect of canceling the trip to Chicago this summer.
I’m at a point in
my personal evolution where I am, frankly, stumped: caught between financial
fear and its stresses, and the spiritual state of confidence that would,
otherwise, allow me to rest in the knowledge that I will learn what I need to
know, and be provided for as are the ‘birds of the air’. One
I rest in faith that all is as it should be; the next day moment my
heart is pounding and I wonder how soon I must drop the cable service or
(heaven forbid) the internet, or sell a car.
Maybe I just need
to stop reading this stuff.
What happens to my sense of gratitude for all that I am and have?
What is the balance between awareness of current events and resting in the arms of god?
These are the thoughts I’m exploring these days; the fears I grapple with; the wisdom to which I aspire.
Feel like sharing
what’s going on in your own head? I’m interested.
…just ‘had’ to…thanks