Sunday, August 9, 2009

Managing...

change!

It's constant right? I mean really... the only thing that you can truly count on in this world is that things will continually adapt, adjust, convert, fluctuate, modulate, transfigure, transmute, vacillate, and metamorphose. (I think my favorite is "metamorphose").

Ok... so... change. You'd think that by the shear nature of its constancy we'd figure it out. You'd think that we'd accept it in its natural course and meet it with open arms. The problem is... not all change is good. Not all change is something that we believe is right. Not all change is right for you or for those around you. AND there are different opinions about what change is good and right and smart... which REALLY throws a hitch in the giddyup! Change is often-times REALLY FREAKIN HARD!!!! Which is why some people are so uncomfortable with it.

So? What do you do when you're met with unwanted change? What do you do when you really truly believe that a particular change is going to be devastating not only to yourself... but also to those that you love and hold closest. Welllllll.... according to that God guy and that Bible book... and a whole bunch of recovering alcoholics... you're supposed to say a prayer that goes a little something like this:

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

POOF! ALL better! Really... what you're doing is giving it up right? The control that you think you have... you're giving it over to God and asking him to grant you acceptance, courage, and wisdom. Asking him to reveal his will... not yours... HIS. Man... I wish it were as easy as saying that little prayer. A very close and dear friend told me the other day that it will reveal itself... with time.

Well... how bout now? No? Now? Nuh uh. Apparently later is better. So I sit, and I fret, and I breathe, and I get angry, and I get sad, and I laugh, and I cry, and I just ride this ride that I'm on attempting to be true to myself. It'll be clear at some point... just not right now. What I do know is that down the road... I'll be able to look back and reflect and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I have done everything that I could... and that I've handled my business with honor and integrity.

Thanks for taking the time to read. Hope you're all healthy, happy, and whole.

Breathe...

6 comments:

Molly said...

Hmmm, Rob, that doesn't sound good, whatever it is. I know that whatever it is you are handling it as kindly as you can. Big hugs and hopes that you are doing OK.

D said...

How bout we all hope YOU are healthy, happy, and whole!

Colleen S said...

Thinking good thoughts for you and strength for what life is throwing your way =)

E.L.F. said...

Rob, you've got a big heart. Keep it open.

Jennifer Cunnane said...

Not sure what is going on but I am hoping the outlook improves! It is difficult to let go but that quote did give me a lot of peace this year through my brother's illness and later death as well as recovering from my hip fracture. I always think the bad times remind us just how "good" the great/beautiful times are in life, otherwise, how can you truly appreciate how great it can be?

Anonymous said...

I love you Bibity. You are a good person.