The purpose of this writing is to inspire positive aging in your life.
At age eighty-eight, I have pushed through and lived difficult personal situations that have threatened to destroy me and change my beliefs. Despite the heartbreak, defeats, and disappointments, I have made a conscious choice to choose acceptance and love.
My strong faith has helped me believe I could listen with love. The gratitude I have learned prompts me to share my thoughts with you today.
It is my prayer as well as my hope that you will choose to release your ego and willingly open your heart to what love wants you to know.
About the Author
Ellie Van Arsdale received a B.A. in English-Speech from American University in Washington, DC and an M.A. in education from Hunter College in New York, New York. She has taught high school English in Virginia and in Puerto Rico and all levels of ESL to college students in New York and Maine. She has served as a deacon and an elder in her church. At age twenty-nine, she became a single parent to two sons. She now has three granddaughters and will welcome her first great-granddaughter. Ellie lives in Southern California where she continues to study and stay active writing, drawing, and painting.