All change please…

It seems that change is an unavoidable part of life …and reflecting on this the change the other day it struck me again that no matter how much we work to get everything ‘just right’ for us, change just seems to keep happening.

Sometimes the process of change is brought about through our own mistakes and though it can be really tempting, when we see others getting into difficulties they’ve kind of brought upon themselves, to seek to comfort and ‘save’ them from their situation – and yet looking back on those experiences in my life I can see how much I’ve learned through them; so much so that (far from feeling cheated) I am quite actually grateful for not having been ‘bailed out’ every single time. I guess that sometimes the painful consequences of bad decisions are the only things that can bring about a change of heart…

Other times the process of change is brought about by the actions of others, or circumstances completely beyond our control can force an unwelcome change upon us. In those moments we may find ourselves struggling to cope ‘as best we can’ with what seems almost overwhelming at the time. Looking back on those times in my life I recognise that I’ve learned so much from them – so much so that there I sometimes wish I could go back and tell ‘then’ me what ‘now’ me knows. Of course I can’t do that, all I can do (all I guess any of us can do) is resolve to try to handle difficult situations better in the future.

Whatever the root cause it seems that change is here to stay – so I intend to continue to try to learn as much as I can along the way…

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