Life changes. It is of the essence of life to change. It is of the spiritual character of life to make demands, to bring new challenges, to goad us into living it.
But that life changes is not the issue. Change is obvious. It will come whether we like it or not. Whether we admit it or not. Whether we want it or not. That’s simply obvious, too. The issue is far more subtle than that.
It is not change that will destroy us. It is the attitude we take to it what will make all the difference.
From Gift of Years: Growing Old Gracefully, by Joan Chittister