It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, September 16, 2016

Chapter 9, Page 16, Book 16

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. 

Denis Waitley

September 16th - ready for changes

Happy people roll with the punches. They know from experience that everything changes. Today's good fortune may vanish tomorrow, today's crisis may turn out to be tomorrow's good fortune.

Author Unknown

It is very fall like here this morning.  Cooler than it has been for a few months for sure. Fall is very close now at any rate and a lot changes will be coming here in my part of the world.  Many people describe their lives as seasons of the year. Some are happy times, others sad; some are productive while others seem wasteful; some inspire peace and others bring pain.  Each major transition in our lives requires our undivided time and attention for successful passage. Each one also presents a gift, if we're open to receiving it.

Every year, winter comes. It always comes. We deal with it by preparing for it. Whether it’s changing our clothing or changing our way of life, we always get ready for winter, because we know it’s coming. The same applies to your life. Rough times come. No life goes smoothly without a problem from beginning to end. Thus, you have to be ready for it, for when it does come, you are not stuck in the cold without a coat. Be ready to handle the winters in your own life.

There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint. 

C. M. Ward

After a long winter, comes the spring. This is a time where opportunities arise. Flowers blossom and creatures come out of their hibernation. The same thing applies within your life. After a challenging time, you will be faced with a great opportunity. It is your duty to take full advantage of the springs when they pop up. This is our moment to plant the seeds of greatness to come. 

Life is known only by those who have found a way to be comfortable with change and the unknown. Given the nature of life, there may be no security, but only adventure. 

Rachel Naomi Remen

 Having planted  seeds in the spring, soon the summer will come. This is a time to reap the benefits of your crops. As well as being a time of joy and comfort, it is also a time to be careful. If you are not careful, your crops will be either stolen, destroyed, or spoiled. Therefore you must do whatever it takes to protect your crops. Once you have achieved something in your life, you must defend it. You must stand up for it, and protect its value. 

As the autumn comes, the trees change color, lose their leaves, and the weather gets cooler. As you gear up for another winter, it is the best time to take full responsibility of what happened in the previous seasons, both the good and the bad.

They say that fall is the time of the year where there is more depression than any other time. This is due to people not taking such responsibilities and learning from previous successes and/or mistakes. Only by doing so can you be ready once more to handle another winter that is coming and plan for the following spring and summer.

The flow of life is a process of change. We must learn to accept the process and go with it. There's no stopping it anyway.

There are seasons in life. Don't ever let anyone try to deny you the joy of one season because they believe you should stay in another season... Listen to yourself. Trust your instincts. Keep your perspective. 

Jane Clayson


peggy said...

I didn't know that about fall and depression. I get so wrapped up in the colors and the beauty of it, that I could never be sad. We all see things differently, I wish everyone could just enjoy every minute of it. Always a good post and "little morning note".

jack69 said...

I am always amazed at folk who are 'Waiting for the next season'. I try to enjoy the one we have.
Good points.
I am enjoying the 'blog entries'.

betty said...

It is good to stay focused and positive and grateful in all the seasons of our lives and try to find joy in every single day.


Rick Watson said...

You have a way of lifting my spirits.