Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes


Why is it so difficult for many of us to deal with and accept changes in life?

After all, isn’t it normal?

Maybe change is difficult because we associate it as something negative. Maybe it makes us uncomfortable. Or perhaps it just seems too difficult because we are afraid of failing.

It’s sometimes easier to see change as a possibility and easier to accept the idea once the old year ends and the new year comes in. Resolutions are made and the clock strikes midnight. The revisiting and renewing the idea of a new YOU looks attainable But not long into the new year, we begin to rethink our strategy. Taking a leap into something untried is scary, so we resist. Sometimes we make a half-hearted effort attempt and then we drift back into the same old same old.

We all know this scenario all too well. But I’m here to say…

“I think change is good

and we should embrace it.”

And this is why:

1. Change is good because it teaches flexibility. When the environment and people around us change, we sometimes have no choice but to change with it. This allows us to have a new perspective and learn to become a more tolerant and understanding person.

2. Change is good because it helps us to move forward. Lessons are learned. Personal growth is taking place. Progress is made.

3. Change is good because it creates new opportunities. As the saying goes, ‘out with old; in with the new.’ When new doors are opened, opportunities are there for the taking for a more happy fulfilled life.

4. Change is good because it reveals our strengths and weaknesses. Unless we step out of our comfort zone and move forward, we will never know what we are capable of.

5. Change is good because we become smarter and wiser. With every new experience and every new adjustment in life; we learn new skills and new lessons we never would have known.

6. Change is good because it forces us to focus more. Sometimes change causes us to re-evaluate what is important. Depending on the circumstances, change may cause us to shift our position and reinforce our values even more.

7. Change is good because it can step things up a notch. It makes the predictable to become unpredictable. Sometimes all it takes is a small change to make a dull, uninteresting routine to become with a more lively, interesting life.

8. Change is good because it can cause an appreciation for challenges. Challenges will often allow us to see the bigger picture of who and where we are in life, as well as where we want to be.

9. Change is good because it can produce a faith that persists. Through our many changes throughout life, we are given the power to keep on- keeping on and see the reality of the possible in the impossible.

…OUR FAITH WILL  SEE THE UNSEEN~ laura

10. Change is good because it teaches us to rely on God. Let the changes come because with every forced or welcomed change, we are reminded that we are not alone.

God who never changes is always there no matter what.- Malachi 3:6

Change may be hard and it may be uncomfortable but it also may be better than being stuck where we are.

We are just fourteen days into the new year of 2017. I hope these ten reasons will give you a sense of hope for a positive change.

If you have any thoughts or comments to add to this, please share.

Until next time,

❤️Laura

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Point of View/Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?


‘Twixt the optimist and the pessimist the difference is the droll:

The optimist sees the doughnut but the pessimist see the hole.

~ McLandburgh Wilson

While researching quotes, I stumbled upon this one and it hit me right between the eyes. The echo of this author and poet  silences a world of chatter.

It’s a funny thing, the optimist and the pessimist. One believes the best will happen where the other believes the worst; but there are advantages and disadvantages to both perspectives. But the truth is, realism is what really matters.

In my own life and even in my writings, I find myself as being the optimist. For every negative there is a positive. But I also know that life just sucks sometimes and excepting it makes it real enough for me to adjust my perspective to understand it.

Below is a list, which is not strictly limited to these alone, of some of my do’s and dont’s for a more positive life. I have to admit, I am still working on these and hoping to see life through blessings rather than disappointments.

There is one tip on this list that I really struggle with. Can anyone guess which one it is? In the meantime, please share with me your tips and suggestions for finding the diamond in the rough. This inquiring mind wants to know! 🙂

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something beautiful


The sun discretely sets on a new horizon unconsciously giving the snow a reason to shine.

A retrospective collection of thoughts run through her mind. 

This moment is the perfect start to something beautiful.

 

 

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The Audacity…


Do you sometimes find yourself wandering through life and wondering what lies ahead?  I don’t believe life is about finding ourselves…but more about discovering who God wants us to be.

He did not give us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.

2 Timothy 1:7

“We were created to do amazing things”.  

AUDACIOUS…A word that just seems to roll right off my tongue with little effort and yet it has never been a part of my vocabulary.

The very thought of this word, to someone who has always been cautious and mild-mannered, can be intimidating. I’ve always wanted to be more adventurous and daring but somewhat fearful of the unknown.

Living out our story to the best of our ability will inspire others to do the same. And…giving God the glory proclaims the ultimate audacious truth that we are God’s masterpiece.

Just because I am a Christian doesn’t mean I can not live audaciously. We all have a story to tell. Why not tell it boldly? We can all live a more venturesome life to instill in others the motivation, enthusiasm and courage to do better. Love better. Live better.

I’m almost fifty-four years old.  YIKES! 🙂 What am I waiting for? I’m looking forward to a new perspective and the challenge of a “no-holds-barred” state of mind.

May our lives inspire others to seek the source of our happiness. Be confident in one thing! God has given all of us talents and He knows our abilities. If we start it…He will help finish it.

Until next time,

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