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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Changes are Happening

November16, 2010

What can I say? Changes always happen. We look forward to some. We don’t look forward to others.

When changes come, we need to learn to accept what life gives us. We may like what is happening or we may not. But there is no use in being sad, or mad, or upset, or whining about it. We just have to make the most out of the changes and move on.

A saying that I like is “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” I truly believe that. We may not understand the why’s, but we can follow His direction. He will guide us down the path that He has chosen for us. Our creator knows us best.

Sometimes, changes are about not knowing what the future holds. The unknown is a biggie. That can be scary, but it can be exciting. I guess one just needs to think about what they want out of life and follow that path.

I do know that you need to do what makes you happy. Do what is healthy, not only for your body, but for your family relationships. Make the right choices for you, and with your spouse or the other important people in your life.

Isn’t it a great feeling to wake up, anticipating the day? Wouldn’t it always be great to have the feeling of “I can’t wait to start my day” or “I wonder what I can do today that is fun or that I’ll enjoy?” Sometimes, we get so much into a rut that we forget that we could feel that way.

Changes really do make you think. Where do I want to go in life? What do I want to accomplish? What would I change? How should I go about completing what I hope to complete? What does my life hold for me?

I’m content with the changes in my life. A new path is developing. I have a new focus that concerns my family, my husband, my children, and my grandkids. Our life has taken a change for the better, and I pray that the family feels the peace that will come with that change.

But with changes comes the sadness of all that we leave behind. Lots of memories that now we won’t be adding any more new memories to that time of our lives. But we take what we’ve done and what we’ve learned and move on. We take our knowledge to make a better decision of what we want to do now.

We make new memories. As my hubby and I change as we grow older, we will look forward to this enjoyable time in our lives. A time with grown children and our young grandchildren. It’s time for us to find that path in our lives that we both desire.


Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I can relate to that post Brenda. Since my mother died, I want to go home. We've been living in beautiful Virginia but I want to go back to Jersey where all the family is. I'm excited about going, whenever our farm sells, but I'm also sad about leaving all the good things here. I will miss my neighbors. They are gifts from God. I will miss the beauty. It will be a big change. But it's time to move on.

Horses Are Our Lives said...

Yes, having family around makes all the sad things that happen in our lives easier. I'm sorry your mother has passed away. Sometimes, that beautiful scenery keeps the peace near. I grew up in western PA, and miss the hills and trees. It is sad to leave what is familiar, and good friends. But yes, when something pulls your heart into a different direction, it's time to move on. I hope your farm sells to good people, and you get to enjoy your family soon.

Tammy said...

Nice post, Brenda. Good pic of Tom, too.


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