Change is inevitable. It is a good thing for some, others struggle with it.
To Live is to Change. To be perfect is to change often. – John Henry Newman.
I’ve often misquoted this saying and attributed it to Confucius. But the meaning is the same. Change is a good thing because remaining stationary is to miss the things life has to show you. You never know what is just around the next corner and you are bound to miss it, if you don’t make the journey.
It’s fall, the season of change. God had a great idea with the four seasons. Imagine how boring if it was eternally hot or cold. Just when you are so sick and tired of the heat in the summer, the winter winds begin to blow. But first there is a small interval of the weather in between – fall. Then when your toes and nose are frozen beyond warmth, summer arrives – but first the scents and blossoms of spring. I still find it amazing, even at my age, when fall and spring give us respite. Being fried or frozen make us grateful for the seasons of postponement.
I look forward to change. I’m easily bored and always looking for adventure. Others hold close the day-to-day work I find intolerable sometimes. I am always on the lookout for the next thing and I find it hard to understand not wanting to find out what comes afterwards. I always say I blame it on my father who was an adventurer. He had to know why, when and where and he would find out by experiencing it himself. That is not a bad thing. He experienced a lot in his time and passed that love on to more than one generation.
I am in love with fall and the relief it gives us. I walked the dog this morning and kicked the fallen leaves while smelling the hint of winter in the air. I made plans for simmering soup and writing by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate. The simple things can also be an adventure.
Enjoy the change. What are your plans for fall and winter?