"How come your arms are all wrinkled up?" the little girl asks. I've got ichthyosis. It makes my skin look overly dry, scaly and cracked, darker than normal. Much like a snake's skin, but I suppose 'wrinkled' describes it too.
I cannot possibly count the opportunities I've had - and at least sometimes fulfilled - to relish a sunrise, a baby's laugh, a spring bud, a clap of thunder, a transcendent painting, or a single violin note soaring toward the heavens.
We need to train ourselves to be grateful for our blessings, appreciate the gifts of being in the moment even if they are difficult and then learn how to work hard to create more of the life we want to create.