Oh Sharon Steen, your beautiful heart can’t help but come through in your words. I’ve always seen age as just a metric that often (but not always) correlates with maturity and experience… but not at all with attitude. You’re a fierce 66 years-old! You’re a fired up 66-years-old! You’re a ready-to-go 66 years old! My article may have helped you come to the realization that despair does not control or define you, but it’s you who read the article, you who chose to use it as a tool to self-reflect, and you who now will choose what actions to take. So I’m tipping my hat to you and your incredible ability to be a force for positive change in this world.

Hospital chaplain, community organizer, writer. Shamelessly laughs at the same jokes over and over and believes there are gateways to holiness everywhere.

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