|One of my happy places...California wine country.|
In looking for positive things in my world right now. I have come to discover that everything can change and will change at some point. Nothing really stays the same. People, when asked how things are going, often reply, "same old, same old." Nothing new to report, no changes going on. Yet there really are. Every second something is changing. We are changing our bodies as we age, changing our opinions as we learn and listen, and changing each other as we interact on a daily basis. Such subtle little things going on constantly. Changes happening and we barely notice.
But then there are the big changes. The ones that cause us stress, emotional suffering, and sometimes physical and emotional harm. These are the big ones, the life and death ones, the changing of our world ones. These are the nothing will ever be the same changes. They rock our world and the very core of our being. Adapting to change is the problem we all face. Riding the wave, so to speak, is better than trying to stand tall against it, and being knocked over. Go with the flow. Let yourself be gently led through this change because you can't fight it, or make it go away, or change it back. You can only continue on. One day at a time.
Thought for the day: Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune. -Socrates (BC469-399)
|Another happy place...Longport, NJ|