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

Author Unknown

Friday, December 29, 2017

Chapter 12, Page 29, Book 17

The Chance for Change

The New Year brings the chance for change.
All of the things we can rearrange.
We start off fresh and eyes aglow.
We can make a new start is what we know.

We'll lose the weight, we say at last.
Trying to forget we've said that in the past.
I'll save some money is the new resolve
Anyone know what I'm speaking of?

More time with the kids, less time with TV.
This year I'm really going to work on me.
I'll tighten it up and get it in shape
My what a difference this year will make.

It's not really the resolution
That's not at all the real solution
It's not even the coming year
That will help you cut down on your beer.

The secret does not lie in January
The day of the year is not your adversary
The season does not make you pass or fail
You could do it in June just as well.

How many New Year's resolutions do we keep?
Most don't survive the second week.
If you want to succeed at whatever you say
You must make up your mind no matter what the day.

New Year or not, set your resolve
Show the world what you're made of
Set your goals and start them now
Get to pushing, get behind the plow.

You may not succeed at all the first time
You may fall off the wagon and get behind
The key is to try again, and try it soon
Whether it's January or whether it's June.

The chance for change is always there
As long as we're breathing God's precious air
Little is really out of your range
Just don't miss the chance, the chance for change.

Author Unknown

When a new year comes, there will always be changes.  Changes can be a tricky thing but when you put forth the effort they can be worthwhile.

It will be a new year, new stuff and a new you.  Nothing ever stays the same, so if we realize that change will happen we can better prepare ourselves for the future.

Change, like sunshine,
can be a friend or a foe,
a blessing or a curse,
a dawn or a dusk.

William Arthur Ward

Some changes come on their own and other times we are the ones that make the changes.  Change can be beneficial and sometimes it is needed.

Change always comes bearing gifts. 

Price Pritchett

Each moment contains a gift from God if we want to look for it. Change is good because you have the opportunity to embrace new experiences. Opportunities are plentiful. And without a doubt change makes you more flexible and adaptable.   

The hardest part about changing the new year is changing ourselves. We have to write each day differently than last year's days. If we do, we increase the chances we won't meet with last year's disappointments. 

Patricia Hickman


jack69 said...

I DO LIKE OLD UNKNOWN she/he always writes some good stuff.
But then KNOWN wrote this and I like it MA:
Some changes come on their own and other times we are the ones that make the changes. Change can be beneficial and sometimes it is needed.

end your quote.

So far I have set two goals (your suggestions) for the New Year. I think I can reach them.
Love from Florida STAY WARM up there!

Chatty Crone said...

I think that you have it right. Change is hard and it is a decision that you have to chose to follow!

betty said...

So true we don't have to wait until the start of a new year to make changes in our lives and its okay if we do fall off the wagon; we just need to get ourselves back up on it and keep doing so in the days ahead.


Carol Z said...

I think it's critical to find friends to share our goals with. I'm lucky to have found friends to go to yoga with. It definitely encourages me to get there. I may not always enjoy the session, but I enjoy seeing my friends. Keep cozy!

Mevely317 said...

Come the 2nd verse I was chuckling out loud. Yup, been there!
I like the symbolism of New Years Day being a launch pad, but I love what someone wrote about every dawn being a new beginning.


change is imperative so we can move forward. "When a new year comes, there will always be changes. "