Listen to episode 57 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Art of Happiness & Change (Getting Past Your Past). Adapted from The Wonders of Life by Ida Luella Rettinghouse Lyon.
Self-Help Podcast Excerpt: "Deal gently with the old, for they have come a long way; and be kind to the young, for they have a long journey before them." I do not know to whom we owe this excellent advice, but it is a beautiful thought well expressed. There are delightful old people who have kept their hearts young and hopeful amidst the changes and disappointments which the passing years have brought; men and women who are charming companions for the young or old.
It is not always those who have had the most trying experiences who have acquired a hard and bitter feeling, and have convinced themselves that they are ill-used and the victims of an unkind fate. It is, in most cases, those who have lived and who still live for themselves alone, and have thus missed half — indeed, more than half — of the joy of living.