THE ART OF LIFE IS A CONSTANT READJUSTMENT TO OUR SURROUNDINGS
Look to this day, For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power –
For yesterday is but dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived,
Makes yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.
Are there life changes in your life that need to be considered and acted upon today?
Inanimate objects like clothes, houses, and buildings don’t have the ability to change. They grow out of style and become unusable. But at any point in time, at any age, anyone of us is able to change. To change doesn’t always mean to do the opposite. In fact, most of the time it means to add onto or slightly adjust.
One senior I spoke to recently mentioned the fact that when the day came that she could not live alone anymore that she would be willing to adjust her living arrangements. She wanted her family to know that she was not going to dig in her heels and make things difficult.
In 1803 the British created a civil service position in which a man was required to stand on the cliffs of Dover with a spy glass. His job was to be on the lookout for invasion. He was to ring a bell if he saw the army of Napoleon Bonaparte approaching. Now that was all well and good for the time, but that job was not eliminated until 1945! How many spy glasses on the cliffs of Dover are we still holding onto in our lives? We should choose not to allow “the way we’ve always done it during our life” to cause us to miss opportunites being provided for us today.
Even the most precious of all gems needs to be chiseled and faceted to achieve its best luster. There is nothing that remains so constant as change. Don’t end up like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Take one step at a time, one day at a time when you see there is a need for change. You can do it! Face changes that might come up this new year in your life with a positive attitude and move forward. You will discover your life journey can be manageable and less stressful when you are willing to make necessary changes.