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The mirror has two faces: Which one will you see today?

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For those of who read my blogs, it is obvious that I am a movie fan

I love movies and have been going to movies for so long that I can remember Saturday afternoons when my best friend and I would go to the Troy Theatre and pay $.75 to get in, see two movies, and eat ourselves numb on NECCO wafers, Bit-O-Honey and Root Beer Barrels.

There will be a nexus here, but bear with me.

In my last post, I mentioned New Year Resolutions including mine, which is to be relevant. I received a lot of e-mails from readers asking…well what does that mean?

Is it a secret, buried in some aisle of Barnes & Noble under “personal growth?” Nope. It is looking in the mirror each morning and thinking, ‘what am I going to do with the day, TODAY?’

Am I meeting with clients? Am I going to write? Am I going to study something? Which online newspapers will I read?  What news will I watch? Who could possibly benefit from something I can do today?

Think of the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces with Barbara Streisand. We can look at the mirror and see someone who is aging, someone who may lose his pep – and even step – as the day presses on, someone who has some sagging skin. Or, we can look in the mirror and get excited that we can DO something today.

The first step to being relevant is knowing that you have the day to do something. We can fritter the day away, or we can do something….

Maybe, as we age, our role is to volunteer. Perhaps we are to help young guys coming back from war who need someone to talk to or maybe we are to help a young kid read a book.  How about just finding out who needs help – and helping them. The world is a big place and there is no shortage of a need to help.

In the last post, I mentioned that maybe our generation could be the second greatest generation ever.  Our fathers went to war and became heroes.

Maybe our role is to provide the greatest volunteer help this world has ever seen…We have the greatest amount of experience any generation has ever accumulated. Let’s offer this experience, this knowledge and this interest. There’s a ton of people out there who want what we got!

How about checking out the mirror again in the morning— and see who’s looking back!?

Take my advice for what it is… It’s just as I see it

By Published On: May 3, 2017Categories: Lifestyle0 Comments

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About the Author: Leonard F. Baer

Leonard Baer's practice focuses on Elder Law, and Estate Planning. His previous experience was in the area of complex criminal litigation, serving as Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Division for The United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Baer was recognized by the Office of The Attorney General, as one of the top prosecutors in the country during his tenure. He has been included in North Carolina Top Rated Lawyers, a distinction awarded to those lawyers recognized by their colleagues as leaders in their field. He has also been recognized by the Florida Bar, for his efforts in representing seniors and their families, who are victims of scams and fraud. Mr. Baer is an AV rated lawyer listed in Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected for inclusion in their Bar Registrar of Preeminent Lawyers, which for over 90 years, includes only those select law practices that have earned their highest rating. He has been designated by Martindale-Hubbell as preeminent in his field, and in the top 5% of all lawyers practicing in the United States. Mr. Baer has also been ranked by AVVO, an online Legal Directory of over 200,000 lawyers nationally, as Superb, their highest rating. He served as adjunct professor of Sports Law at The University of Miami, and is a frequent lecturer on the topics of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Fraud Protection. He has been a columnist for several newspapers for over 13 years and currently has a nationally syndicated blog, “As I See It” with a readership of over 25,000. Leonard is a Guest Contributor of The Silver Life.

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