Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Change changes things


When life throws us a few curve balls and we only know how to hit a slow straight pitch, we feel the only hope is to strike out and try again. Well I have had a few curve balls lately my son gettting married , both of my parents rapidly failing health, my only employee (who is a lovely young lady) quit working for me, Being hit by a falling box in Walmart and a myriad of other emotional and physical things, that I have been reeling a little. In the past when I have had several of these things happen at once I would tend to hole up, lick my wounds and close off a little piece of my heart so as not to get hurt in the same way again. I have tried very hard in the last few days to not react in this same way and prayed for the strenth to handle my emotions w/ my responsibilities, to not react w/a pity party and this is sometimes new territory to me (sad huh) I tend to whine and mope and then get over it, i am trying very hard to skip the whining and moping and embrace these changes because as we know, the only way to grow is through change.. I have had af ew old friends reach out to me just for fun and also compassate words from some friends for my whining and i am very grateful for that. But I want to just be able to embrace lifes happenings because this is my life and I am the one that signed on for this. I think this will be a long journey and it will take a stronger faith. Maybe that will be my motto Change takes Faith which is essentially Growth takes faith. I will remember the refiners fire that weakens the rough metals, to bend, stretch and knock off the rough edges so it can be stronger and more useful.

2 comments:

lovemycottagegarden said...

Curve balls catch me too. Wow! They kinda sting on impact. I am the worst at change. Daily challenge for me. Taking each grey hair in stride. When is your GSale. I am still interested in that VCR.

lovemycottagegarden said...

Oh yeah, Fast balls hurt really bad, especially when they hit you smack dab in the gut, make your bend over a heave, then leave a dark purple bruise for weeks to come. I have learned with a little meditation and lots of laughter the pain dulls.