Why is it so easy for our children to adjust to change but it takes us forever to get use to new things? The economy, a new job, a new home..these things take time for adults to adjust to. When I relocated to Georgia, I thought my girls would have a hard time getting use to a new place. There would be new friends, a new school, just too much new stuff. Well I must say after nearly five years they are the most well adjusted girls in the world. They have the most precious friends who love only to spend time laughing and giggling with them. They don't need fantastic toys and expensive games to keep them busy. They act out plays they've written and sing songs from musicals (Cats, Sound of Music, Legally Blonde and the Wiz are household favorites) and they just simply enjoy each others company.
It seemed like it took my husband and I forever to adjust. I didn't have any friends here and I felt shoot I'm old and don't care if I don't have any friends. Now yall know that's a lie!! I must say, I have met life changing friends since moving to Georgia. I have a network of women who would be sitting in a jail cell with me laughing about how we got there. These ladies are awesome! Thank you ladies...SMILE!!
So change isn't so bad. Recognizing the need to let people in and understanding that its ok to ask for help is a major part of change. Allowing yourself to evolve and welcoming the new you is an awesome experience. What ever stage of life your in, or country, or challenge, embrace the change. Accept that it will only enhance who you are and once your through you will find a better you.
Lovin' You is Easy,
Have a wonderful day!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
It may take a lifetime before this question is answered. Are you the little dancer you were at 3 years old with your chubby thighs stuffed into pink tights and tu tu that your mother thought was so sweet? (How could I breathe in those things?) Are you the 7 year old no nonsense lawyer that tried to make your father understand you didn't care what people said about your cable knit tights with jean shorts in the NYC summer heat? Just live!! We try to define ourselves by what we do, how much money we have, who we are married to or who our friends are and still can't honestly answer the question - Who am I? Maybe defining who we are limits us. Just maybe it puts us in a box and requires us to put a label on it so that everyone else will know who we are. What if we lived outside of the box and not let that label determine out qualities, our vision or our purpose? God has given us all unique qualities and He made no mistakes about it. Try living outside of the box. Let your uniqueness, values and His purpose for your life emanate through you. When you walk into a room no one will need to ask...who is she? Your presence will come before you and you can proudly say I have arrived!!
Lovin' you is easy..
Have a wonderful day!!
Posted by J at 3:23 PM