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  • Steve Goodier writes Your Life Support column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    All the Joy You Need

    Thirteenth Century priest Thomas Aquinas once said, “No one can live without joy.” But people do live joyless lives. And the reason is often because they don’t know how to be happy. They are so intent on the three P’s: power, prosperity and prestige – that they miss out on simple joy. French photographer Henri …

  • Steve Goodier writes Your Life Support column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    Three Messages Heard in Strong Families

    Family expert Nick Stinnett said, “When you have a strong family life you receive the message that you are loved, that you are cared for, that you are important. The positive intake of love and affection and respect … gives you inner resources to deal with life more successfully.” Here is a family that shows …

  • Steve Goodier writes Your Life Support column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    You Are One of Us

    By Steve Goodier Salt Lake City, Utah, is a worldwide center for genealogical research. Even the big department stores sell genealogy supplies. One newcomer to Salt Lake City, and a non-researcher, got a job as a clerk at one of those big department stores. She received her introduction to genealogy one day when a customer …

  • Steve Goodier writes Your Life Support column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    These Are the Only Times I’ve Got

    Can you believe it? This poem was actually published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1949, under the title, “Time of the Mad Atom.” See if it sounds familiar. This is the age Of the half-read page. And the quick hash And the mad dash. The bright night With the nerves tight. The plane hop …

  • Steve Goodier writes Your Life Support column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    Life Is Meant to Be Lived

    Life is to be lived. No excuses. No reservations. No holding back. An enchanting story about the talented violinist Fritz Kreisler tells how he once came across a beautiful instrument he wanted to acquire. When he finally raised the money for the violin, he returned to buy it and learned that it had already been …

  • Steve Goodier writes Your Life Support column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    Three Keys You Need

    A funny story tells about three high school seniors who went to New York for their senior trip. When they arrived in the city, they went immediately to one of the finest hotels and registered for a room. They were assigned a room on the 30th floor. After settling in, they decided to go see …

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    Access Social Security Online Resources When You Travel

    Social Security is here for you when you’re traveling, whether it’s just a state away or when you’re abroad. When you open a personal secure my Social Security account, you are in control of your finances and your future. With my Social Security, you can: • Request a replacement Social Security or Medicare card if …

  • Steve Goodier writes Your Life Support column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    We Are Meant For The Skies

    A chauffeur worked for a woman who liked to take her cat with her on errands. During one trip, the uniformed driver dropped her at a shopping mall before refueling. The cat remained in the car, lounging on top of the limousine’s back seat. The confused service station attendant stole several glances at the feline passenger …

  • Steve Goodier writes Your Life Support column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    Ready to Grow a Little?

    “The trouble with resisting temptation,” says one woman, “is that it may never come again.” Hmmm…. Mark Twain noted that “there are several good precautions against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.” And poet W. B. Yeats said this about those ever-present allurements: “My temptation is quiet.” It’s true. They so often sneak up on …

  • Steve Goodier writes Your Life Support column in 50 Plus Marketplace News for northern Colorado seniors

    Ready to Grow a Little?

    “The trouble with resisting temptation,” says one woman, “is that it may never come again.” Hmmm…. Mark Twain noted that “there are several good precautions against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.” And poet W. B. Yeats said this about those ever-present allurements: “My temptation is quiet.” It’s true. They so often sneak up on …

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