I post a lot of "positive thinking" quotes on my Facebook page. I do it for a couple reasons, the first being that they work like spiritual vitamins strengthening my heart and mind in the effort to be the person I want to be. The second reason is simply that the ones with good artwork make me smile... like that little guy up there for instance. His tilted head and bright blue eyes drew me into the message he was sharing, and I absolutely love what this quote says.
We are most comfortable in familiar routine of our lives and tend to panic when the normal rhythms of our lives are disrupted. We become like Chicken Liken who exclaimed "The sky is falling, the sky is falling!" One of the lessons we often fail to grasp when growing up is that life is all about change; we are constantly evolving from the time we are born until the time we depart the physical realm. If we are incapable of adapting to the changes we encounter in our lives, we will stagnate and a part of us will wither and die.
Why are we so quick to always assume that change means life is taking a turn for the worse? While it seems to be true that many times difficult events initiate change in our lives, that in no way means that the outcome is going to be negative. There is no need to panic, run, or hide our heads under the covers. It is entirely possible that good things can come from what we view as "bad", and they might just be the changes your life has been needing. You might find yourself in a better place that you will end up liking more than where you were before!
I'm definitely being put to the test right now in my work situation. Many factors have come into play which generate fear, anxiety, and STRESS. It is physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting, and I have no clear knowledge of what the outcome will be. I could spend my time worrying about that, or I can focus on the day at hand, on doing my best to keep my stress levels in check and my mind peaceful, on remembering to breathe when things get tense.
There is no turning back in life and time never stands still, regardless of how much we sometimes wish it would. The reality is that what will be will be; doors close, doors open, and ready-or-not, change affects us all. I'm keeping my thoughts positive, believing that God has some good things at work in this, and whether I eventually end up staying with the firm or moving on in a new direction, it will be ok. I will be ok!~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
This was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
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