The encouraging news is, as we get older, we learn to accept the successes and disappointments in a less critical way. We begin to let our age and wisdom empower us to keep pushing through whatever life throws at us. Like the statement we say at our church says:...
Why am I telling you this? Because, we are all sustaining to maintain our way of life, our beliefs, our loves, our hearts desire. Sustaining helps us survive events in our lives that are unexpected. Maintaining reminds us these events are but part of living.
"Nothing is promised," they say. But, I beg to differ. You are going to cry. You will have to work. It is going to get hard enough that you feel like giving up.
Engage. Enjoy the process. Be purposeful. Create a happy ending. Trust the process.