Changes…

Life moves pretty fast.  That’s not conjecture, that’s a fact!  My dad likes to tell me it’s due to old age…thanks, dad!  But really, when did it become the end of March, 2017?  The bigger problem I’ve seen for most people, though, isn’t necessarily the swift passage of time, but the fact that their lives have not moved.  Most of us have become stagnant on our journey.  Don’t believe me?  Have you stuck to your New Years Resolutions?  Did you make any?  If not, why not?  Did any of the things you dreamed for your life this past year come true?  What about last year?

The fact of the matter is, sometimes, we do need to consider making some changes for our own well being.  We dream about adding to or changing our experiences/life and some of us manage to get it done.  Some of us find we just don’t have the time, or energy, to make it happen.  Still others are satisfied to remain right where we are, even though we desperately need some changes…after all, at least we know what we’ve got!  But for some, change is frightening.  The unknown has a way of being creepy scary!

Let’s face it, most of us work (some of us work two jobs!), and that takes up precious time.  Not only do we work every day, but we also have to factor in the time it takes to get ready for it, and the time it takes to get there and back home.  Then, if you care about your health at all, you are trying to avoid eat out and eating processed foods, so you are growing and/or preparing nearly everything you eat.  That takes time and energy.  No wonder people don’t make time for changes!

If you still have children in school, you are getting them to and from school, and activities, and friend’s homes, and getting homework done, usually while working, getting meals ready, and keeping your home in order!

Believe me, sacrifices to your own well-being are being made every moment of every day!  If you can find a few minutes to yourself in all this to even contemplate making a change, good for you!  If not, well, you should!

We need to learn to give ourselves the love, attention and help we readily give others.  We need to learn to include ourselves in the list of those we love.  We need to understand that we, too, need rest, friends, good food, a good spiritual foundation and fun in our lives.

But, we also need to realize that when things are not going in a direction that is good for us anymore, we need to take a leap of faith and make a change.  And, while everything may not work out as planned, if we took that leap of faith, at least we gave it a shot.  We can certainly pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and make another change.  There are no limits!

While speaking about intelligence, Tabatha Coffey said, it’s more than book-smarts.  It’s “trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.”  There’s something to be said for that.  Amelia Earhart said, “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

So, why do we have to live a stagnant life?  We can chose to make a change.  What’s holding us back?  Are we waiting for our lives to change on their own?  Maybe we should understand what Andy Warhol knew, change doesn’t just happen, we have to do it ourselves!  So, if your life is in need of change, what are you waiting for?  Get to it!

 

 

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