Retirement Sentiments That
Retirement Speeches and Retirement
Retirement sentiments can be used in retirement toasts, retirement speeches, and on retirement cakes. Of
course, retirement sentiments are what individuals say to the retired or the soon-to-be retired, to let
these retirees know how they affected the individuals with whom the worked.
Keep in mind that a sentiment, according to one dictionary's definition, is "a thought, a view,
or an attitude based on feeling or emotion instead of reason."
What's more, a retirement sentiment is the emotional part of a passage or retirement speech,
susceptible to tender or nostalgic feelings.
For example, here's a retirement poem that can be used as a retirement sentiment.
Here's to Mark
A great guy to whom we say goodbye.
We will miss his charm and presence
no one has to ask why.
We will miss his creativity, his
and his smile.
But we are sure that Mark will use these
to make his retirement worthwhile!
— Dave Erhard (COPYRIGHT
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In short, a retirement sentiment should be sincere and should express how the retiree was
admired, what impression the retiree made on others, and how his or her colleagues wish for his or her continued
growth and happiness in retirement.
Here are the top-10 retirement sentiments according to the
How to Retire Happy Website to go along with the
retirement humor, various retirement quotes and
retirement sayings, and funny retirement poems:
#1 of Ten Retirement Sentiments
It’s hard for me to be making this retirement toast and having to say goodbye to Robert - but
at the same time I want to wish him well in his retirement. That is why I purchased a copy of Ernie
Zelinski's international bestseller How to Retire
Happy, Wild, and Free. Because all of us have worked in the financial services
industry, the subtitle of the book, which is Retirement
Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor is most appropriate for the
#2 of Ten Retirement Sentiments
Happy retirement days are here at last for Tom.
The days of toil and stress will soon be long gone.
Tom has worked almost all his life so that he can play.
Does he want to go back to work?
Absolutely, no way!
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#3 of Ten Retirement Sentiments
Howard, we know how much you enjoyed just plain working and not
having the distraction of going to meetings or having any other distractions. So you will undoubtedly
enjoy your retirement, given that you will no longer be subjected to ridiculous
training programs where seminar presenters try to force you to read cheesy books such as Who Moved
My Cheese? To help you adjust to retirement, however, as your retirement gift, we
are giving you a copy of The Joy
of Not Working.
#4 of Ten Retirement Sentiments
Someone once said, "Retiring is easy. Staying retired - now that's the hard
part!" Donna, from what we have seen about your demeanor, including your love of life and leisure, we
know that you enjoy your retirement. Hopefully for each and everyone of us still working here, you can
write an instruction book on how to enjoy retirement to the fullest.
#5 of Ten Retirement Sentiments
Trenton has been known to take things literally. So when someone told him
to "Get a Life!, Trenton promptly announced that he was taking early retirement. He also
immediately purchased a copy of How to
Retire Happy, Wild, and Free, which features one of the most important retirement
planning tools called The Get-a-Life Tree.
#6 of Ten Retirement Sentiments
You must pursue what you truly want out of retirement, and not what others want you to pursue or what other
retirees are pursuing.
#7 of Ten Retirement Sentiments
We know that Sally will want to live The Retiree's
Early to Bed
Sleep in late
Collect your pension
Ain't life great!
— Unknown wise person
#8 of Ten Retirement Sentiments
For Harry, as for most retirees, a gold watch is the most appropriate
retirement, since he has given up so many of his golden hours in a
lifetime of service to our organization.
#9 of Ten Retirement Sentiments
You were given three special gifts when you were born:
The gift of life, the gift of love, and the gift of laughter.
Retirement life is being able to share these gifts with the rest of
the world — and having the rest of the world play
merrily with you.
#10 of Ten Retirement Sentiments
Retirement Life is:
Having some important purpose to pursue;
Someone to love;
Something to appreciate today;
Something to look forward to tomorrow.
This brings much happiness.
What more do you want?
— from How to
Retire Happy, Wild, and Free (COPYRIGHT
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How to Retire Happy, Wild, and
Free (VIP BOOKS) by Ernie J. Zelinski provides "retirement wisdom
that you won't get from your financial advisor". The advice ranges from "move to a college town"
to "plant your get-a-life tree and watch it grow and grow". But the real enjoyment comes
from the cartoons, and the quotes such as, "the time you enjoy wasting is not wasted
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