Designed to Age

Ah, birthdays, they are exciting for the first few decades, then their significance becomes a reminder of where we’re heading.
From the progressive changes in our annual school pictures to the photos where we wish our wrinkles were less obvious, we're designed to age.
We’re also designed to gain wisdom. 

We gained some wisdom the hard way—and would do things differently if that were possible.
We learned that a good attitude helps.

We learned that compassion goes further than criticism.
We learned through seasons of sadness.
We learned through challenges—some we’ve won, others not. Both brought wisdom.

We learned about patience—we needed it when we were younger; we need it even more as we grow older.