As we age we all become ‘weathered’. Weathered in appearance and at times weathered in thought. No matter how worn our appearance may seem, if we are steadfast in spirit, faith, and love then our vessel is sturdy. It is who we are on the inside that gets us through each day.
When people see that you are sturdy in spirit they sometimes will try and tear you down. That is their issue, they are not as sturdy and as sure as you are. Their only goal in that moment is to bring you down to their level so they are not alone. Don’t make their issues your own, remain strong and stand firm in your faith. When you do this you show what it means to be sturdy in spirit.
Just as your physical body needs nourishment every day, your spirit also needs to be nurtured. Kind acts, acts of selflessness and out of love all feed the spirit as does reflection and time spent in prayer. Don’t be afraid to feed your spirit, in the end that is what sustains you and helps you get through every day.
You may travel from one place to another in many modes of transport but in the end it is a strong and sturdy vessel that carries one home.