Envisioning our ideal next stage of life is an essential part of healthy aging. And the best way to actually achieve that ideal is to plan for it. (Maridel Reyes, writer and editor)

It often seems like bad things just happen; we don’t have to plan for them. But good things don’t simply happen; we have to plan for them. And Reyes gives more good advice: “Our lives consist of equally important parts—past, present, and future—and we can reap tremendous rewards from investing our thoughts and actions into all three. “

Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. . . . Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity. (Proverbs 16:3; 21:5)