Clean crisp sheets, a down comforter, rain drizzling against the window and I have no place I need to be but toasty warm in bed. For years there was always a reason I had to get out of bed. Now that I am retired and my children are grown, I have given up the alarm clock and most mornings I spend a few moments just enjoying the comfort of a warm bed before starting my day. There's no rush. I can get up or not. For the first time since childhood, I am fully rested. Retirement is a gift I get to open every day.
Life is good and I am grateful.