I think another aspect of aging well is making our peace with those younger or less experienced people who get "ahead" of us or who achieve positions "over" us. I had occasion to think of that when I learned today that our new bishop was ordained a priest two years after I was.
Now let me just be clear right up front that I'm not feeling sorry for myself or making an underhanded appeal for kind remarks. And yes, I do understand that in the church it is not a matter of anyone getting "ahead" of anyone else, but of being faithful to God's unique call to each of us.
Still... there is an opportunity here to lose sight of that, to engage in self pity, to feel somehow slighted. There is a choice that needs to be made to celebrate the life I do have rather than wish for one I don't have. Like so many things in life, where we choose to place our focus makes all the difference.