Life never turns out quite like you think it will.  The brilliance of age is that with it comes perspective. The older I get, the more I realize that, despite the momentary confusion, resistance, and resentment whenever things didn’t go as planned, there was ultimately a reason for everything… Each day, we are given countless opportunities to see the beauty and make it all worthwhile.  Sometimes it’s hard to find the goodness in a moment of misery, but it’s always there.

Look closely. The rewards at times may seem small, but when you zoom in, you realize that they are really a lot bigger than they appeared at first.  Objects in the rearview mirror are closer than they appear… or something like that. 

Life is long. But it can also be short. Too short. And it’s up to us to make each day count.