Our hope is in our own ability to stand up and face the day, and that means eventually standing up and facing our inability to face the day on our own. My agility, stability, flexibility and mobility are becoming distant memories, and I'm squaring up to life on a different basis than the one I've been accustomed to. And my hope is in my ability to do that. My adaptability is every bit as dependable as it ever has been. That is one thing that improves with age, because of all the practice we get as we age! The work is the same as ever. We find what needs to be done and do it to the best of our ability with what we have to work with and let that be that. That does not change over time. Once we get that down, we have it made. Stand up. Meet the day. Adjustment and accommodation, Kid. Adjustment and accommodation.
Our work is growing up. Growing up changes us in all of the important ways. We unfold before our eyes, doing things we didn't know we were capable of doing. Surprising ourselves at every turn. and there be many turns on the way to being who we are. Each turn challenges us in a different way, forcing us to rise to meet another occasion. No wonder Adam and Eve said to hell with it and took the easier path to escape and denial, fantasy and illusion, and profit at any price. The road not taken is the way of seeing what needs to be done and doing it the way it needs to be done with the gifts we bring to the table and letting that be that and on to the next thing that needs to be done. It doesn't sound like much, but it will flat grow you up. Pull you forth. Show you a thing or two about who you are and who you are capable of being even yet all the way to the realization that we have what it takes to do whatever is required to meet the day every day with a smile, and a "I was hoping I would get to do this today!"