As I began thinking about the ‘challenge of change’I remembered my mother’s quote: “A change is as good as a holiday.” No doubt, being part of the ‘post-war’ generation when my mother had four young children, holidays would have been few and far between, and could have been a distant ‘dream’. Keeping a positive attitude through tough times was difficult, I feel sure.
Change in times of acute circumstances were necessary, and maybe some of you can identify with that situation.
There are many other quotes about ‘change’ to be found on the internet. Helen Keller said: “The bend in the road is not the end of the road … unless you fail to make the turn.”
We have just passed Easter Day and I have, over many years, found the illustration of the butterfly to be an appropriate and meaningful symbol of RESURRECTION CHANGE. “If nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies” is an anonymous quote.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty,” says Maya Angelou.
Others say: ‘Change can be difficult, but beautiful things CAN happen.’
LET US BE POSITIVE ABOUT FACING THE CHANGES THAT REGULARLY COME TO US. WHO KNOWS?
BEAUTIFUL THINGS CAN HAPPEN!