Do you know someone who is going to retire soon? Retirement will likely be a huge milestone in their life as they stop work and begin a life of leisure and well-earned rest.
And as great as retirement can be, the initial period leading up to retirement and shortly after it too can be a time of worry and uncertainty. It can take a while to adjust to having all that spare time and no more routine of having to get up early in the morning and go to work.
Nonetheless, retirement is a happy time and should be celebrated as such, and if the retiree is having doubts and worries they should be helped to put them to rest. If you are finding it hard to find the right words to congratulate someone on their retirement and wish them all the best for the future, then check out this collection of retirement quotes, message and wishes.
The key to retirement is to find the joy in the little things. ~ Susan Miller
A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job. ~ Ella Harris
Retirement is a time to make the inner journey and come face to face with your flaws, failures, prejudices, and all the factors that generate thoughts of unhappiness. Retirement is not a time to sleep, but a time to awaken to the beauty of the world around you and the joy that comes when you cast out all the negative elements that cause confusion and turmoil in your mind and allow serenity to prevail. ~ Howard Salzman
When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch. ~ R.C. Sherriff
Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache… unless you play golf. ~ Gene Perret
Retire from work but not from life. ~ M. K. Soni
Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it. ~ Gene Perret
Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick
Retirement only means that it is time for a new adventure.
Life begins at retirement.
You might be retired from work but you sure ain’t retired from life.
You know you’re ready to retire when you think “getting lucky” means finding your car in the car park.
Goodbye tension, hello pension!
Retired life is seven day weekends.
In retirement every day is boss day and every day is employee appreciation day.
Don’t retire with regrets of what you couldn’t do. Retire with ambitions of what you will do now.
Retirement is the only time when you can have a life without having a job.
Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it.
Retirement is a time to look back with admiration and a time to look forward with ambition.
You’re retiring! Even as you leave we are impressed by your youthful enthusiasm. Happy Retirement!
Finally you can plan for all those things you were always too busy to do. Happy Retirement!
May the journey you take be filled with joy and fun. Happy retired life!
Congratulations on your retirement. Now you fulfil your wildest dreams.
You made this a great place to work. We will miss your happy, smiling face and hope that you’ll visit us when you have time. Goodbye for now, and happy retirement!
Relax and unwind. Let your hair down. Chill out and have fun. Have a great retirement!
Of course, you should also mark the occasion of their retirement with a gift. Check out this page, if you need help choosing the perfect retirement gift for men and this page for retirement gift ideas for women.