The pleasures of our earlier years will never be the same again. The only real fulfilment from here on in lies through deepening our sense of self and connection to things greater than self. It's time to appreciate quality of life rather than standard of living.
A close friend of my mother's generation used to insist that a woman who reveals her age will reveal anything. Since I say that I am devoted to transparency, isn't this the right time and place for me to fess up to every one of my god-given gift of 85 years?
"What is my life purpose?" "What's the most important work for me right now?" "How can my work reflect what I value?" These big questions show up in different transitional seasons of life, as we squint into the future to determine how much time we have to pull it all together.