Good Friday – Baby Boomers, Giving Back & Empower Network
by maryannen | on April 7, 2012
Good Friday, Giving Back, the Baby Boomer and Empower Network
Yesterday was Good Friday, one of the holiest days of the Christian year. Before I went to our Good Friday liturgy of the Passion at 3 p.m., I worked in my new outside job for the first time.
It was a good day to start giving back. After thirty years as a lawyer and an early retirement to help my kids through high school, I started as a home health aid yesterday, assisting elderly and sick people in their homes. It was only two hours, but it was so rewarding. Especially being able to do the small things that mean so much for people who are disabled in any way, without needing to tell them where I came from.
In my new position, most people assume (incorrectly, I might add) that most of their aids are uneducated, poor and from limited backgrounds. So it is both humbling and interesting to quietly do the tasks that people need without feeling any impulse to tell them who you are. It isn’t about me, it’s about them.
This is going to be quite a journey. This small fill-in job for the weekend is only two hours each day, in my own town, but next week I begin a long-term, daily assignment assisting an elderly couple with multiple disabilities in their home. I am so looking forward to doing this.
The Baby Boomer and Giving Back with Empower Network
Especially as a Baby Boomer, who has lived the professional life and works at home as an online marketer with Empower Network (Empower Network), I felt blessed to be able to do something for others that had absolutely nothing to do with me. Empower Network gives me the freedom to add to my income during retirement while allowing me the free time to do something that gives back to the community. As a Baby Boomer technically in retirement, I get to start a whole new life – as if I were just starting out in my 20′s. Without worrying about financial security. What a blessing. And what better day to start than Good Friday? The day we were taught that God Himself would give absolutely everything He had for all of us. That’s an impossible gift to reenact, but it gives us a bar, an example, and something to work towards.
Baby Boomers are not going to fade away into the twilight. We’re here to stay for years to come and the impact we’ve made since Gerber saw the opportunity and created store brand baby food (followed by all the anticipated needs of the generation that entrepreneurs saw and met) is going to continue. What a great time to reinvent ourselves, to live an entirely new life………for who knows how long? And, really, who cares………it is today that matters.
Empower Network and the Baby Boomers
Sometimes I wish I had a syndicated TV show to broadcast to Baby Boomers just how much Empower Network could change their lives. Particularly those who want to be at home now or find themselves in an end-game financial crisis that they must overcome to live the rest of their lives in security. With Empower Network, no one has to settle for mere security – there is tremendous wealth to be made for any age. But, alas, no syndicated TV show (never was into broadcasting anyhow). I’ll use my online and offline marketing to get the message out. The solution is here for Baby Boomers no matter how small their computer skills. If you’re reading this blog, you have enough skill…….seriously!
Good Friday and the Baby Boomer
I think (rather, I know) that my accumulated life experience helped make this Good Friday an awesomely powerful event for me. When I was in Church, I could see the Lord’s sacrifice and deeply relate it to my failings. As a Baby Boomer I’ve been around for a while, long enough on this earth to have done my share of wrongful things, things which led to the Cross. I pray I see the victory in that Cross, the Love of God, and on Easter the utter joy of the Resurrection, and make make the most of this next new life to have learned from the past, to take care of myself in all ways, including financial, but most of all to GIVE to others as humbly and as much as I can.