Life never turns out quite like you think it will. The older I get, the more I realize that, despite the momentary confusion, resistance, and resentment whenever things don’t go as planned, there is ultimately a reason for everything… and at the end of the day, we are all given numerous opportunities in life to make it all worthwhile. On my own personal journey, which, despite my age, has really only just begun, I am finding that the rewards at times may seem small, but when you open your eyes, 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. The point is, there may be a life beyond this one, but we have no way of knowing that. As for the life that we do know, it’s up to us to make it count.