Change happens

If there’s one thing you can guarantee, it’s that things will change.

Sometimes your life is going really well. You’ve got a great set of friends and a great job. The place you’re living at is great.

Then things start to change.

You fall out with someone at work. Suddenly it’s not quite so enjoyable. Then your landlord decides to sell your house so you have to find a new place to live. Then one of your good friends decides to move to Australia.

Suddenly your life isn’t what it was. And maybe you’re sad.

Things will change. Sometimes we’ll welcome this change and sometimes we’ll greet it with as much enthusiasm as we’d greet a brick through our window.

But change happens.

It always has, and it always will.

Do you know that even as you read this you are changing in many ways? At the atomic level your body is in a constant state of motion. Every aspect of your being is continually in a state of change. It’s the same for all of us. Moment to moment – we’re always becoming something new. But because of the bluntness of our senses we can’t detect these subtle changes and so we think things remain the same.

They don’t, they never have, and they never will.

As painful and unpleasant as change can be sometimes, we just have to accept it.

Change happens. So let’s enjoy it, love it, savour it!