Making a conscious decision to create one’s unique path takes courage at any stage of life, but especially so when faced with the low expectations society often has for older people.
Still, evidence is accumulating that the men and women who stay healthiest and happiest are those who have found a way to engage in their life’s work–continuing something that has been part of their identity for years or beginning something completely new that had been waiting to be discovered and developed.
This message is adapted from “Freedom To Be Yourself” written by Alene H. Moris in the February 1993 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine. Today we remember Peter Claver, priest, missionary to Colombia, who died in 1654.
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