“Change is life-giving.
It helps us grow into someone greater than we already are.”
There isn’t a more perfect time to embrace change than when the earth is in beautiful transformation from winter to spring. We saw hints of this happening all around on our afternoon walk yesterday. Warm air, budding on trees, green filling the world. It is truly one of the most beautiful changes the world goes through.
There has been a lot of change in my life lately. I sometimes have a hard time with change. It can be scary, uncertain, and uncomfortable. But it can also be thrilling, exciting, renewing, and life-giving. My mother told me it’s all in the way you look at it.
My parents are brave change goers. They love change. That might be the reason we moved every 3-4 years growing up. My parents thrived on change… meeting new people, discovering the world, and seeing a new view on life. Change is what took us half-way around the world living in third world countries and having amazing adventures.
I recently asked my mom why she loves change and this is what she said. In her own words:
“To me, change and hope are side by side. I love change because it always fills me with hope that right around a new corner of life might be the most amazing things. Even things I have been praying for and longing for. That has happened time and time again for me. Change has also brought me amazing friendships all over the world that have so enriched my earth life. I would be sad if I could not look forward to change.”
My goal this week is to embrace change. To view it in the eyes of my mother… A reason to grow, to love, and to hope, and to see the beauty of change fill my world.