Thursday, October 11, 2007

Things change quickly

When things change, they tend to change quickly, it always seems to me. From the time I was little, I hated change. I realized in my early high school years that my best friend at the time, with whom I could share every detail of my oh so dramatic (I thought) life, was not always going to be my best friend. And I didn't like it.

"But you'll have a new best friend," she pointed out to me when I raised this dilemma with her.

"But I want you!" I wailed mournfully, coming down from a day-long, ditch-school and trip- through-Phoenix acid extravaganza. Of course, I soon left home and have had several best friends since then. And I lived through the changes.

When life changes today, I am now realizing that God is offering me a handpicked opportunity for growth. I may not like it much, because I am a person most comfortable rooted in my past, even if that past is painful. So I try to focus on the future and its possibilities.

Until I blog again, I hope you have a great day.


Syd said...

Change can be scary but it can also be a test during which we grow.

Shadow said...

as much as everyone resists change, it happens. and quite amazingly we live through it, choice or not. so my smart brain says enjoy what is when it is, my emotions say i don't want to.... human emotions, i'll never quite understand them. and you have a great day too!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have spent a lifetime in various changes and thus, have become an extremely adaptable person -- a rare one who is not afraid, at least not immobilized, by change.
I don't generally see change as a growth opportunity but I suppose I need to look at that with new eyes.
Thanks for helping me stay clean today, my dawg.

vicariousrising said...

I'm going through some growing pains now because of some changes. It sucks while it's happening, but I think I can hang in so long as I remember it'll be better for me on the other side.