Thursday, October 10, 2013

Change

There are an enormous number of quotes about change.  I suppose that makes sense, since change is a part of everyday life.  Quotes such as:

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.  ~Anatole France *

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.  ~Victor Frankl *


The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.  ~Henry Miller*


I suspect that the intent is to reassure us or to pop us upside the head or perhaps just to annoy us.  I did find this one particularly appropriate and somewhat amusing though:


There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse!  As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.  ~Washington Irving *


The point to all of this is that I've been away.  Away from my lovely little blog.  And since I've stayed away so long, one would expect that things have changed in my little world. But that's another funny thing about change:  When you are living day by day, things pretty much look the same.  Oh, you may have one or two major moments come along, but as the days pass, you absorb them little by little until they become a part of you.  However, to the outsider (or someone you haven't seen in a long while),  there might be some HUGE differences in your life, ones that if you don't mention, it might seem as though you were hiding them.  (Where did that elephant in your backyard come from?  What elephant?  Oh, you mean Todd?  He's been around forever.  We hardly think of him as an elephant any more.)  

So...if I mention something in passing and you think, "Hmmm.  I wonder when she got an elephant and why didn't she mention it?  After all, an elephant is a pretty big thing", well, you'll know why.  


To quote Prayer, the son of my daughter's heart, "Time Goes By."  And so it does.  (Prayer is ten, a true man of the world.)



All quotes (except for Prayer's) comes from the Quote Garden, which was the first thing that popped up on Bing when I "binged" for quotes on change.  

4 comments:

Jessi said...

Let's get an elephant and name him Todd.

Abba's Girl said...

My heart sang reading your blog.

By faith... Ang Baylis said...

Yes, you're back! That makes me happy, too!
Hoping all is well with you!

annette said...

Karen, wishing you the happiest 2014! I think of you often, and especially as we begin again reading the Bible chronologically! This year, we are adding a devotional on prayer called "Come Boldly!" Surely would love for you to join us. I also have resurrected my blog and will be posting on Mondays again about the correlating devotions. Are you interested?

Sure love your heart, Karen. Continued prayers and love, my friend.