10 Truths I Know For Sure About My Senior Years
  1.  I can choose my family.
  2.  True friends will help me when I am in need … but they all don’t step up in the same manner.
  3.  My needs are not always obvious; sometimes I have to ask.
  4.  The younger members of my family may not value what I have preserved for their posterity … and that is my issue, not theirs.
  5.  I have everything I need to enjoy the rest of my life.
  6.  Change is sometimes pretty tough.
  7.  Loss is tougher.
  8.  There is truth in Edith Wharton’s words:  “There are two ways of spreading light:  be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
  9.  I no longer need my writing to change anything — I just know I need to do it.
  10.  I am not defined by my mistakes.

Bonus Truth:  Everything I know to be true for me is worth saying out loud.

What do you know to be true for you?