Today I was preparing for my workshop, “Working with Older Yoga Students,” and came across this appropriate quote from Lilas Folan.

Understanding my life in the framework of the seasons allows me to see the value in each phase. As we get older, it can be easy to give in to hopelessness as we finally recognize our mortality. But when we understand that our afternoon and sunset years have a value and a purpose all their own, we gain a new appreciation for these years. Suddenly we desire to live them for all they’re worth.