Do I welcome change in my life? Of course, I want joy and happiness to continue, but how about pain and sadness? Is it good that everything changes?
If I am lucky, change brings even more blessings and happiness, but as I know all too well, change usually brings challenges. Illness in myself, or someone I love, loss of a job or the ending of a relationship that I thought would last forever, often come. During life, I try to keep evolving, but growth usually happens during these unwelcome trials and tribulations. When I am under stress and negative situations, I become more introspective. I examine my life and my choices more closely. I spend more time doing things that I enjoy and being with those I care about. I pray more, and I love more. I might be hurting or in pain, but I reorder my priorities. When in the midst of trials and struggles though, I do hope for change.
Now how about when things change from sadness and pain to joy and happiness? I want it to stay wonderful, and I do not wish for change. But can I stay reflecting on my thoughts and dreams when life is going well and continue to grow? Can I continue to focus on what is truly important in life? Can I keep praying and loving? Can I be grateful for these blessing? Or do I get lost in celebrating?
Whether life is high or life is low, one thing I know for sure is that it will change. I don’t know if it will go up or go down, but rarely does it stay the same. As I was watching the clock this morning tick away until I left for work, I realized that life is really like the ticking of the clock, of time. It never stops moving, and the meaning of each second, each minute, each hour and each day is the value that we decide it is. Whether I am struggling or celebrating, I must always be ready for change because it always comes.
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