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

Author Unknown

Monday, July 31, 2017

Chapter 7, Page 31, Book 17

The adventure of life is to learn. 
The purpose of life is to grow. 
The nature of life is to change. 
The challenge of life is to overcome. 
The essence of life is to care. 
The opportunity of life is to serve. 
The secret of life is to dare. 
The spice of life is to befriend. 
The beauty of life is to give. 
The joy of life is to love.

William Arthur Ward

life is ever changing

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy

There is nothing more certain in our lives than change. Yet many of us fear change and make elaborate plans to avoid it. We fear the new and find comfort in the stability of the known and familiar.

But to grow, you need to not only accept change, but to embrace it, joyfully. Think of a flowing stream as representing your life. In some places it flows smoothly, with barely a ripple as it travels on its journey. At other places along the way, obstacles create great turbulence; the water roars and thunders as it crashes through gorges and down steep falls.

Change is never easy.  You fight to hold on and you fight to let go.  But letting go is generally the healthiest path forward.  Remind yourself that what you pay attention to grows.  So focus on what really matters and let go of what does not.

The river pictured runs through our town and the falls shown change constantly.  Sometime rushing, sometime calm.

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


betty said...

I am one to resist change, but sometimes change can be a good thing. Its our attitude that makes the difference.


jack69 said...

I seem to automatically resist change until I must accept it. I think I must force myself to accept it.
I love the waterfall picture.

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say you are right about change - I have heard that people who deal with change better - live longer and healthier. Sandie

Mevely317 said...

So timely! Several of us at work have been tasked to read a book called, "Culture Hacker" and make a presentation to our G.M. next week. Guess what? A big portion of this book deals with change ... and folks' instinctive reluctance to do so.

I'm looking forward to sharing your analogy of the flowing stream with my Team B!


the poem by William Arthur Ward speaks to me. change is about overcoming obstacles in our way which i'm reluctant to do. but have to learn to do.

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