Goodwill Words Gallery, retiredguys.net, etc.

Image by Markus Winkler from Pixabay 

From my other sites…

Goodwill Words Gallery [A favorite project]

Retiredguys.net [Helps me keep tabs on this next chapter.]

Word Inventions [Just added a Seth Godin post. The guy is so sharp.]

Side Hustle Curator [nearing 300 posts. I just like passing along some helpful content to others. You’d think I’d repurpose some of this, wouldn’t you?]

Yes, I’m still as retired as ever.

And sometimes, tired as ever.

Image by dexmac from Pixabay 

More reasons to write/create for others

An update sharing a link to the request so far.

Here is the current list of requests
–updated daily.

Confession…I’m falling behind! Luckily, I have till the 22nd to get them in the mail.

If you do participate, why not create a quick word cloud highlighting that person’s special traits? Then print it out on the paper you’ll use for your letter.

Finally! You’re doing something with your life!

Here’s a link to my post’s 1-minute look at the More Love Letters project’s first request:

https://inventwithwords.com/2020/12/08/contributing-to-this-larger-goodwill-words-project/

Geeez, do something with your life, would’ya? Part II

tiger lying on his side
Image by Gerhard G. from Pixabay

My first response to the story linked below: Admiration.

Then: “And you think it’s a big deal when you roll a neighbor’s trash barrels in every Tuesday morning.”

Yep, seems I could be doing more in my spare time.

So, once I get past the shame and embarrassment [I’ll need coffee and a scone to help me along], I’m going to let these impressive kids inspire me to simply get more done.

AND…super citizen that I am, I’ll STILL roll in those trash barrels!

Time Magazine’s Kid of the Year

Geeez, do something with your life, would’ya?

Image by Rain Carnation from Pixabay 

Yeah, life is a little wonky, even in retirement, but creating is still a great way to pivot out of the confusion and into something productive and helpful.

A few recent projects come to mind…

Sending notes to loveforourelders.org

Creating digital postcards

Linking to inspiration


As part of my AOK Writing project, I’m creating a slide-based tutorial on fashioning your own inspirational message for those needing a little support and, using bit.ly, including the shortened/memorable URL in any handwritten note. There’s also no reason you can’t create a short inspirational video instead of a static message. Hmmm…

[Note: my tutorial includes the step of publishing a Google Slide to the web; there’s no reason you couldn’t just post your message on your blog and ‘bit.ly-ize’ your post. I just chose the other route to make the link more exclusive.]

The steps:

  1. Create a PDF/PNG/JPEG poster of support or inspiration. I used Canva.
  2. Place it on a  blog page.
  3. Create a bit.ly link to it and include the link in your handwritten letter/note.

Here is a 90-second video showing my steps that included Canva, Google Slides [optional], and bit.ly.

Here is the link to the completed project. http://bit.ly/tryagain2


Keep trying new stuff!