Often, and most recently, I have experienced and witnessed how challenges reward us with new opportunities in our life’s trajectory. Thus, we must never lose hope for ourselves, but just as integral, we must never lose hope or faith in others. Oh, how simple it is to use a lens of judgment over empathy, but we need to hold fast to the values of compassion and kindness to others, no matter the circumstance.
For each transition I have faced, I have unknowingly and perhaps knowingly grown and evolved despite my older age. The day we stop learning is the day of our last breath. The wisest person continues to grow not out of ego but out of the goodness of what we can obtain and the goodness of what we can offer.
What transitions have you faced, and how have they altered you for the better? I implore you to see the glass half full; it is a must!
As I transition to a new home setting, I know the love and care of family, dear friends, and associates help make this assimilation possible. The grandest thing I am constantly reminded of in times of challenge is seeking support to help manage new ground and new beginnings. If one reaches out to you, respond as you are revered in their eyes. If able, and as I have urged in prior pieces, be a helping hand to others as it is a commandment of the Torah.