Saturday, November 19, 2011

Glory Days

So, what's new with you? I always go on and on about what floats through my head and I thought I'd give you the chance to vent a bit if you wanted. I'm not being nosy, just reciprocal. Are there any big changes in your life? Job, sickness, new romance? I'm sure there must be something. If you wanna share please feel free. Me? Well, there is a post that I have half written that I just can't tie together yet. It's all about being proud to be part of a certain group yet some how insisting on individuality.  Whenever I'd think of something that would finish it up I wouldn't have the time to type it up. Then I'd forget it. I'd sit here trying to jog it loose but it just wouldn't come.

I had to change course though.

Even though I've written about change and how good it is in an earlier post; I'm gonna do it again.

Sort of. Well you know differently though. Things change.

The opportunity to change comes to us every day. Sometimes we stare change in the face while it yells and waves its arms to get our attention and we choose to ignore it. Other times it slips past us like a soft summer breeze that tickles us on the way by and leaves us yearning for it to come back. For if we knew it was coming, surely we could have been better prepared to savor it.

Every day we change a little bit. Watching the simple act of a child can change our thinking in a thousand ways, with or without our awareness. With or without our permission. Change careening and crashing through us with out a care about how we feel about it. So many people are scared of change. They want everything to be the same and comfortable all the time. The same drive to work. The same Friday night pizza. The same. The same. The same. Some would never even dream of choosing change. Yuck! Avoid that at all cost. How easy it is to be stuck in the same go nowhere job, that dead relationship. How easy it is to stick with what you know and not take that chance, to not choose to change.

But what happens when change chooses us? Well, we deal with it right? We do our best. We either forge on and deal with what there is or we feel affronted that something could so rudely interrupted and act as expeditiously as possible to fix what we might feel is broken. We react. Why do we never proact? Ok, that's not really a word. Sorry.

And what's wrong with being proactive? Yup, that one's a word. I guess I don't really mean proactive though. That would mean praparing for change. Knowing what's coming before it comes. I suppose I mean embracing change somehow.

Here. Here's someone who said it much better than I'll ever be able to:

"If, like a Cherokee warrior, I can look at the new year as an opportunity to stand on the new ground, then strength and courage are on my side. I will remember that things do work out, bodies do heal, relationships mend, - not because I said it, but because I believe it. But it is time to make things right, to stay on the path. As water runs fresh and free from woodland spring, so new life and meaning will bubble up from my own inner source. I will be still and steady, because there is nothing to be gained by showing fear in a chaotic world."
                                                                                          Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Embracing change gives us so many opportunities to better our lives and realise dreams.

Change is hard, I know.  Just today I was sifting through a box of memories purging what I really wanted to keep or not. Thinking of the glory days I suppose. The thing is though that the glory days are now. The glory days are where you are right this second. And every second after this one. And the next and the next. It's just up to you to know it.

So I'll congratulate you now ok? Congratulate you for choosing change. For not letting circumstances and habits stand in the way of what you want. For embracing change and showing no fear in this chaotic world.

Ever onward my friends.