Older people are the happiest. Studies continuously show this to be true. Perhaps there is less stress, especially for those who are retired and whose children are grown and self-sufficient.Although health may decline, there tends to be less to worry about.
It also is likely to do with faith. Studies also show that those with a strong faith are happier, and people tend to become more faithful with age. We learn the hard way, through the struggles of life, to put things in God’s hands and to trust that God knows better than we do. It isn’t that we aren’t concerned for all our loved ones but rather that we pray for them and allow God to do what is best for them.
If you are young, why wait until you reach your senior years to learn this? Let go and let God, as the saying goes. You’ll find it much easier than spinning your wheels to make the impossible happen and being constantly disappointed when things fail to work in the way you think they should.
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