David Wayne Silva’s book “Senior Moments: Making the Most of Your Golden Years” is really about getting the most out of your “Golden Years.” His is a message of hope. David has a positive philosophy for getting older. He gives seniors affirmative action plans for meeting physical, mental, and the other widespread problems that are a part of the aging process. David’s writing is like conversing with an old friend. It is like reading a warm, friendly letter, full of life stories, experiences and practical hints for living life to the full.
David’s appreciation for nature becomes contagious. His descriptive phrases make you feel the coolness of your dog’s nose against warm hand, hear the lapping of ocean tides moving on the beach, or enjoy the scent of garden flowers and vegetables. He asks the reader to, “Watch the leaves and branches moving with the wind. Observe the ferns moving on a gentle forest breeze.” “If you visit the seashore…watch the endless waves, open your mind, and encounter the God who is with us…unnoticed.”
The material on suffering, pain, and chronic illness are filled with important data and information. David gives steps to deal with pent up feelings of anger, resentment, anxiety, fear, feelings of guilt, and depression. The final chapters “Moving On” and “Concepts to Remember” offer the components for implementing the freedom of choice to alter and move ahead with our lives.
I found it easy to empathise and relate to many of Silva’s stories. Silva is an excellent communicator engaging the reader quickly into the flow of his writing.
1598001639, Outskirts Press
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