From Mabel: “I am grateful for being old. Yes, you heard that right. I am blessed to be elderly. The alternative would be that I wouldn’t be in this body right now. Bodies are not meant to stay young. Youth is not to be envied or looked back upon with desires to go backward. I know if you are young you are thinking that I am wrong. But I can tell you that with the weathering of time there comes a wisdom and quiet calm that finds you. No matter how old I am, I take inspiration from the trees and the stones who are much older than I am and still have their gift of wisdom intact. No, I wouldn’t want to be young again. For I have learned so much more now than I could have ever dreamed about. I am not looking towards an ending. I’m looking toward a journey that will continue long after this body is alive. I am not this body. And it took me many years of life to understand this and breathe from a place of quiet wisdom. I am appreciative for every day of my life. Not all were easy. Not all were filled with joy. But all of them are mine and nothing will ever take that away. And that my friends, fills me with joy. I shall keep on with this journey with deep gratitude. I hope you will do so too.”
Each day through December 31, as has been our annual tradition now for many years, we will share with you a message from one of the animals of Spring Farm CARES. We hope this will provide you with a bit of inspiration for your day.