The Gift of Years by internationally recognized spiritual writer Joan Chittister is all about aging gracefully and rejoicing in the wisdom we have gained. With chapter titles such as Regret, Transformation, Relationships and Letting Go, Chittister's inspirational and thought-provoking book reflects on the many aspects of aging, the struggles and surprises, the potential and the joys. The writings in The Gift of Years encourage us to see the freedom and wisdom we have gained with aging which is a natural part of life and which we can embrace fully and joyfully. Each chapter includes a section at the end featuring a burden and a blessing related to the topic of that particular chapter. As Chittister says in the book "Life is not about the length of years we manage to eke out of it. It is about living into the values offered every day, about growing older with grace". The Gift of Years, Growing Older Gracefully encourages us to accept aging as a blessing and to find those blessings in the wisdom we have gained and how we have lived into the fullness of life. Aging is the time to move from shaping our lives to shaping our souls according to Chittister.