Is our government treating our elderly citizens fairly? I think not. The retired elderly were denied a cost of living increase on their Social Security for two years and now there is talk of dropping that increase all together. I recently received an email that said the federal government gave away in aid $91.3 billion to countries that hate us. Senior citizens, living on fixed incomes, which reduces in value with inflation received no additional aid. Republicans and Democrats are responsible for this giveaway. I have always heard that “charity begins at home” but evidently that does not apply to the federal government, at least as far as American senior citizens are concerned.
I read in a Star-Telegram article by Lauren Ennis, titled “Easy Does It,” that for you to live a healthier life style in 2013 that among other things we should “make love more often.” The article says that our body has more than 600 muscles and during sex we use them all.
According to Patti Britton’s book “The Art of Sex Coaching” the benefits of sex is that this work out puts us in a better mood, gives us a stronger immune system and leaves us with glowing, younger-looking skin. I would recommend making that New Year’s resolution to make love more often; I am 100 percent sure that that is one resolution every one will keep.
I am 92 years old so I only made one resolution for 2013. That one is to be around to sip some bubbly on New Year’s Eve 2014.
Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
William J. Kelly is a resident of Weatherford and a frequent contributor to Viewpoints.