In my formative years, the teachings of God through scriptures became a part of my daily diet. However, I hadn’t a clue how instrumental those teachings would become in the fortification of my life. Getting closer to my mortality, having entered the autumn of my life, I’ve learned to be more introspective. By doing so, situations perceived as problems are now met head-on as challenges, which wisdom and foresight have taught how to resolve. Proverbs 2:6 so states, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” The key to advancement, peace with acceptance, is how one internalizes events or circumstances that beset us; within our emotional fortitude, we find understanding with resolution. My faith in God has been my source, and in these times, we all need a point of reference to which we can resort during life’s challenges, and I am grateful for my elders who instill such values. I pray you’ll find your source in truth, patience, acceptance, forgiveness, and ultimately love, a love that manifested at your first given breath; at the time of your birth. Peace!