Since retiring, I've done some volunteering. Most recently, I participated in a tax assistance program that helped lower income individuals and the elderly in filing their tax returns for 2012.
I've also reconnected with some creative activities that I enjoyed in my youth. I do some sewing for a charity that gives dolls to children in pediatric hospitals. I also enjoy other crafts. I enjoy nature and participate on hikes with a great group of people. Together, we explore different Bay Area trails.
I am a soft spoken person who is warm and caring with an easy going personality. I'm very supportive and loyal to friends and family. I value honesty and believe that trust and open communication are important factors in making a relationship work. I have a quiet strength about me. I always try to put a positive spin on situations that may not always be rosy.
I hope to meet someone who is intelligent, upbeat, and who has a sense of humor. Sincerity and unpretentiousness are also nice qualities that I hope to find in that special someone.
Although we may never completely know each other's perspective, I would hope that we would learn not to take our differences and opinions so seriously and open up with each so we can gain a better understanding and reach an even greater love for each other.
People often comment that I'm always smiling - I have to admit that I do like to smile. Life is comprised of both high and low moments - sharing all those moments with that special someone is something I am looking forward to.