There are many different greetings that you may find useful when sending your best wishes to someone who is retiring.  There are poems, quotes, sayings, verses, etc.  Finding something that speaks for you what you are hoping retirement will be like for this person is a great way to share your wishes.



Poems are a very nice way to share the joys of retirement.  If you are having trouble finding one that is about retirement, why not find something that is geared more towards starting a new journey in one’s life.  Here are a few examples of different types of poems that would be very nice for a card or gift.



I praise the Frenchman, his remark was shrewd,

How sweet, how passing sweet is solitude!

But grant me still a friend in my retreat,

Whom I may whisper, Solitude is sweet.

William Cowper


I have no Yesterdays,

Time took them away;

Tomorrow may not be –

But I have Today.

Pearl Yeadon McGinnis


With a poem like the above one, you should combined it with the quote like:


“Dream as if you'll live forever.  Live as if you'll die today.” 

James Dean


"What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it."

Author Unknown, from A New Day


“Live each day to the fullest and enjoy every moment.”

Julie Hebert


Use a quote to enlighten the retiree to the importance of living each day as if it were your last.  We all take life for granted sometimes and at this point in someone’s life where they are finished with all the responsibilities of work and raising a family, this is their time to really shine and love every moment of it.


“Retire from work, but not from life.”

M.K. Soni

When someone retires they are retiring from their work not their life.  So why not share with them some quotes about living life to the fullest.  This is the start of a new journey for them and you should share in that excitement by sending joyful and inspirational messages to inspire them to do the things they may have always wanted to do in the past.  Some examples of these quotes:

Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache... unless you play golf.”

Gene Perret

“Be a life long or short, it completeness depends on what it was lived for.”

David Starr Jordan

“Our Business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves.”

Maltbie D. Babcock



We hope we have been helpful in your search for retirement greetings.  Keep in mind that there are no rules for what type of retirement greeting someone should send.  As long as it is a happy and inspiring message, it can be just about anything.  Even something about an interest the retiree is hoping to take up now that he or she has some time on their hands.  Be creative and you will come up with something original that no one else will have sent.



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