“The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leave
Aging leaves in its wake lessons about being older.
First and foremost, aging adults come to understand that life is hard for everyone. This transformative insight paves the way for an inclusive empathy that is both patient and kind. This is what so many of us experienced with our grandparents.
Second, aging adults have come far enough to see that life always works out of its own volition, an insight that marks the limits of their control over life’s drama. This allows for a new level of letting go that is the cornerstone of successful aging.
Lastly, aging adults are called to adopt a new perseverance that is less apologetic about being older and more accepting of the opportunity life presents without fanfare or limits each day…