Monthly President’s Report

June 2017

June is a much quieter month here at Active Generations, but that just means there are only 18 things going on each day instead of 25.  There are a limited amount of bigger events going on, but we hope that you continue to take part in all of the daily activities that happen in and out of the building this month. 

We have lost a number of good people from the membership of Active Generations in the past few months.  While this is a natural part of life, it is very hard for those of us left behind.  I recently was visiting a friend and found the following two lists helpful:

Five regrets of those who are dying have been identified by hospice nurses as follows:

  1. I wish I had let myself be happier
  2. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  5. I wish I had the courage to live my life, instead of the one others expected of me.

Five positive recommendations are as follows:

  • Let yourself be happy . . . Don’t let anyone control your attitude. If necessary, “add more cheese”!
  • Reconnect with friends . . . Go to lunch; have toddies and toast one another; take a drive together; belly laugh together; cry together; and pray together!
  • Express yourself . . . Lose your filter and let people know how you feel!
  • Don’t let work consume your life . . . Instead, make memories! Go to your grandkid’s games, recitals, etc.  You can’t get precious moment back if you miss them, so embrace each of them as often as you can and make special memories with the people you love.  No worries; work will be waiting for you upon your return to the office!
  • Be you . . . Follow your journey of faith and be the person God intended you to be; live your life to the fullest and listen to your heart; allow yourself to just be the beautiful person you are!

You may notice a new face in the Administrative area right outside my office.  Michelle Morrison has joined the Active Generations team as our new Administrative Assistant.  She previously worked at Volunteers of America so is familiar with the non-profit world and has excellent customer service skills from assisting their clients.  She will be taking over the job duties from Val Lietz.  Be sure to stop by and say “Hello!” to Michelle if you get a chance.

I wish the best for each of you this month.  Be Happy!  Call your friends! Express yourself!  Don’t work too much!  Be you!