Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.
WONDERFUL Wednesday / Changes can be wonderful
How many times have you been told, You haven’t changed a bit, when you know full well that you have? In fact, you may have changed a lot. How can anyone from birth to now not change? I’ve experienced the change from brown hair to gray. My hometown has dwindled in population. The world seems smaller with new communication technologies.
Lots of unseemly things happen to us as we age. We begin to lose our hearing, sight, memory, hair and generally our whole body begins to change. Some of the changes are welcomed, like the wisdom we receive from our experiences over the age.
It occurred to me that the question of coping with change depends to some extent on who initiated the change. If you initiate the change, it becomes a positive act, and you look forward with anticipation to a challenging experience. If, however, you are the of a change, pressed upon you by circumstance, your reaction is likely to be quite different.
I think that the best way to cope with change is to be willing to take a chance on changing our attitude toward many things. Attitude is very important, the way we deal with change is everything.
It seems that change is the one constant in our lives. Many changes are beyond our control, so we’re forced to adapt.
We need to make sure we don’t confuse steadfastness with stubbornness. Steadfastness means being true to a belief system we have chosen after careful consideration of the alternatives and not merely giving in to traditional beliefs or peer pressure.
One thing I know for sure and maybe two, is that my priorities have changed a lot over the years. We need to stop trying to prioritize things we can’t control and start prioritizing things we can.
Examining our problems, exploring the alternatives, and extinguishing negative attitudes are all ways we can make changes for the better.
Some changes are wonderful.
I hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one too!