Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Sunrise over Lake
Thanksgiving is this week.
It’s a day of not only giving thanks for all that we have received (despite
any of our personal challenges), but also of remembering the many
friendships we have been blessed with.
Have you ever made a Gratitude List?
I know it sounds corny, but the other morning as I was briskly
walking the malecon by
Chapala at 6:30 a.m., I began to mentally list all the things I was truly
The first thing on my list was "I am grateful that I’m not blind."
"I can see
this stunning beauty of
Chapala at sunrise. Nearly 100 pelicans cover this placid water
squawking away and I can see the mountains across the lake. I am grateful
that I am safe to walk this early in the morning without being harassed by
unsavory characters. I am grateful that my lungs are filling up with sweet,
clean air as I energetically walk… "
I continued to tally all these benefits of my life – “I have time to enjoy
myself. I have a fabulous marriage, and a profound relationship with my
sister. I can read and learn. I am a curious person which continues to open
up my world.
I have the money to pay for my lifestyle. I am grateful for the
many friends with whom I relate and the countless people Billy and I have
met through RetireEarlyLifestyle who grace my life.”
On and on and on I went, realizing how ridiculously abundant I am in so many ways.
grateful for my optimistic outlook, for my enthusiasm to try something new,
for having a mind that can process information, for the ability to make the
most of what I have been given. I am grateful
for my parents who loved me,
and who gave me the benefit of the work ethic, so I became self-reliant.”
Continuously and steadily, the gifts of my life came into my mind as I
acknowledged each one.
“I am grateful that I can help others,
teaching them about the options they have in their lives, thereby changing perspectives to a positive turn. I am grateful
that I am
able to give of my abundance, and that I have a light heart.”
As I kept my rapid walking pace, I was lit up from the inside, smiling
broadly to the people I met who where also on their morning walks.
I know this must just sound so clichéd – but you know what? I don’t mind at
If I could give every one of you something for this Thanksgiving Day, it
would be the gift of The Attitude of Gratitude.
Drop the burdens and the worry, breathe deeply and BE GRATEFUL. You have
been blessed too.
To all of you who have written to us over the years, who have followed us on
our website, who have come to visit with us wherever in the world we may be,
I want you to know that Billy and I are very grateful for you in our lives.
We wish you every blessing imaginable and a peace-filled heart.
About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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