Seems like everyone I know
Is facing some shifting right now
New jobs, new places to live, new possibilities
Exciting and good
With one thing in common: change
One friend and her husband are considering selling their home
Another is looking at a new job possibility
A third is contemplating returning to school
Is this our post-Covid world?
Were we holed up long enough to realize change is a good thing?
Or is this just life?
Situations and circumstances
And we are all just more aware
After so much time focused on a worldwide pandemic?
I, for one, am happy that all the changes I mentioned are good ones
That is not the case for so many people who face changes that are painful
One friend’s beloved brother just died.
Another’s husband died just a month ago
Someone else I know is facing a new chronic illness
Not to mention the horrors our Ukraine brothers and sisters are facing
Life equals change
Perhaps that’s the truth and
A static state is a mere illusion
Life is changing even when we can’t see it with the naked eye
Just as one can’t detect the minute changes that occur with the aging process
The results are clearly evident over time
Embracing change brings peace
Resisting change brings frustration
I will embrace change rather than resist
The alternative is like trying to stop a river’s flow