It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Chapter 3, Page 2, Book 13
You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of something different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone
to transform or convert
When there are things about yourself that you need to change, here is a simple strategy that can be used: instead of focusing on the negative trait you are trying to overcome, try cultivating its opposite. If you tend toward passivity, cultivate zeal by stepping forward to help out. If you tend to be critical, practice appreciation by saying positive and encouraging things. If pride is your main temptation, cultivate humility by putting other people first. If you are impatient, cultivate patience by waiting longer before grumbling or even looking at your watch.
The biggest change that will soon be coming will be the arrival of Spring here. It will transform my part of the world. What has been nothing but ice and snow will suddenly turn into green grass growing, trees budding and flowers blooming. Change can be a wonderful thing.